Smartphone APP Project
We encourage anyone with a smartphone to add an App that measures the decibel levels wherever you are: at malls, movies, concerts, bars, restaurants, parties, Nascar races, athletic events, etc. Using this type of App enables you to know when the environmental noise level is dangerous so that you can take the simple steps to protect your hearing.
With help from our colleagues at the University of Miami Ear Institute's Department of Otolaryngology, we tested some of the smartphone Apps currently available to make sure that the Apps provided accurate measurement of decibel levels. For iPhone users, we are currently recommending an App called SPL Meter by Andrew Smith. (Please be aware that sound levels may vary based on the App used and the sensitivity of the mobile device microphone.)