Caution: avoid potential hearing loss – LG G6 H872 User Manual

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For Your Safety


The Hearing Aid Compatibility FCC Order
Hearing Loss Association of America [HLAA]


Avoid Potential Hearing Loss

Prolonged exposure to loud sounds (including music) is the most common

cause of preventable hearing loss. Some scientific research suggests that using

portable audio devices, such as portable music players and cellular telephones,

at high volume settings for long durations may lead to permanent noiseinduced

hearing loss. This includes the use of headphones (including headsets, earbuds and

Bluetooth or other wireless devices).
Exposure to very loud sound has also been associated in some studies with tinnitus

(a ringing in the ear), hypersensitivity to sound and distorted hearing. Individual

susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss and other potential hearing problems

The amount of sound produced by a portable audio device varies depending on

the nature of the sound, the device, the device settings and the headphones. You

should follow some commonsense recommendations when using any portable

audio device:

Set the volume in a quiet environment and select the lowest volume at which

you can hear adequately.

When using headphones, turn the volume down if you cannot hear the people

speaking near you or if the person sitting next to you can hear what you are

listening to.

Do not turn the volume up to block out noisy surroundings. If you choose to

listen to your portable device in a noisy environment, use noise-cancelling

headphones to block out background environmental noise.

Limit the amount of time you listen. As the volume increases, less time is

required before your hearing could be affected.

Avoid using headphones after exposure to extremely loud noises, such as rock

concerts, that might cause temporary hearing loss. Temporary hearing loss

might cause unsafe volumes to sound normal.

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