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The team at Audiology Associates are big technology fans, one particular member of the team is all over any tech products, especially when they are related to hearing or the ears, that said we have a new concern....
We’re concerned about Apple’s latest Airpod wireless earbuds.
When Apple announced they were releasing wireless bluetooth ear buds for their next generation Apple 7 phones, it caused a real stir within the office, we got excited, however, as audiologists we were worried about some intrinsic design flaws which some reviews seem to confirm.
The fit of the AirPods in the ear is loose! Worrying.... There are many reviews out there where people state that they can't get them to sit in the ear for any length of time and more worryingly that outside sound is let in. This results in the volume being turned up by the user, to block out the outside noise so that you can hear through the AirPod.
The louder than necessary volume could expose the ear to harmful noise levels, which have been shown to be dangerous and can with over exposure, lead to tinnitus and hearing loss.
The AirPods don’t fit well for some people which will reduce the sound quality. Most consumers and reviewers are stating that the only drawback is that you don't get isolated from your immediate environment without thinking of the bigger hearing health picture.
Every ear is unique and Apple have made improvements, the AirPod is slightly more contoured , which Apple claims, makes them more comfortable. Apple have also stated that they have tested thousands of ear shapes and they feel the design is robust enough to please most people.
What can we as an organisation and indeed you as the consumer do about this? Audiologists and mould labs are thankfully one step ahead, we are already creating custom ear impressions, making moulds and sleeves which you can slip over the AirPod to customise the fit. Result!
Although many of us desire the flexibility that wireless headphones provide us, if you are unsure of the fit and even the product itself get in touch with us today and we will happily advise you.
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