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Your iPhone monitors whether your music is TOO loud for your ears – check it out here

YOUR iPhone has a built-in feature that tells you if you’re listening to music too loud.

This handy tool is housed in Apple’s Health app and is designed to help you protect your hearing long-term.

Listening to music too loud through headphones can damage your hearing

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Listening to music too loud through headphones can damage your hearingCredit: Getty – Contributor

Playing tunes at too high a volume through headphones can damage the cells in your inner ear that recognize sounds and transmit them to your brain.

According to research, 85 decibels is the maximum volume at which you can listen to sound for two hours without damaging your hearing.

That’s the equivalent of a food blender, noisy restaurant, or movie theater.

Anything larger than that puts you at risk of permanent damage, increasing your chances of hearing loss as you age.

Luckily, the Health app will let you know if you’ve turned the volume up too high when listening to content through your headphones.

To try it out for yourself, open Health apps and click Browse in the lower right corner of your screen.

Selection Hearing and press Headphone sound level to see a summary of your recent listening habits.

You can toggle at the top of the screen whether you want to see hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly data.

If you scroll down, the tool will tell you whether your average headphone sound level has exceeded the 85 decibel limit over the past seven days.

If it’s them, you might want to think about reducing the amount of noise you’re exposed to.

One way to reduce noise when you listen to music or podcasts is to invest in some noise canceling headphones.

They use an array of microphones to monitor and block out background noise so you can hear your music at a lower volume.

AirPods Pro from Apple and Sony WF-1000XM4 are among the most popular headphones with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology.

A handy iPhone feature that tells you if you're listening to music too loud

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A handy iPhone feature that tells you if you’re listening to music too loudCredit: AP

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