Why Set a Safe iPod Volume Limit?

Setting a safe volume limit for your iPad or iPod is important because it reduces your risk of developing irreversible Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).

Extended exposure to sounds over 85 decibels can cause hearing damage and your iPad or iPod can produce sounds over 105 decibels! That's why you should limit your exposure to dangerous levels of sound by setting your iPad or iPod Volume Limiter and be aware of how long you listen.

Check the chart below to see how long and how loud you can listen to your iPod before you reach hazardous levels of sound.

How-To Video: First Select Your iPod

Click on your iPod model below for a video example on how to set the volume limiter to 70% of the maximum volume. Follow along to the video and try to set the volume limit for your iPod.

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iPad Induced Hearing Loss?

If you listen to your iPad or iPod at high volumes, even for short periods of time, you have increased your risk of developing Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Select a topic below to learn more.