EarDial tells wearers when to protect their ears based on the decibel level of their surroundings

A new Kickstarter project called EarDial aims to help avid concert-goers protect their ears by using smart earplugs (and an accompanying app) to create a safer listening experience while maintaining the enjoyment that comes from attending a live music event (without the hearing loss).

EarDials are transparent earplugs with a noise filter that are able to block potentially harmful frequencies “without sacrificing sound quality,” according to creator WSE. The EarDial app notifies users when they should put in the earplugs, based on the decibel level of the surrounding environment. The app is also able to inform users how long they can safely listen to music at a given decibel level without experiencing damage to their ears.

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