Safety Guidelines for safe listening

Listen Responsibly

For your own safety and to avoid hearing damage, make sure that the volume on your music player is turned down before connecting your OV. After placing OV in your ears, gradually adjust the volume and mixes until you reach a comfortable listening level.

Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB), exposure to any noise at or above 85 dB can cause gradual hearing loss. Monitor your use; hearing loss is a function of loudness versus time. The louder it is, the less time you can be exposed to it. The softer it is, the more time you can listen to it.  We want you to enjoy OV at optimal settings and in comfort.

Use Responsibly

Use headphones only when it’s safe to do so—do not use during any activity or in an environment where your full attention to your surroundings is required. We recommend adjusting your mix settings so that you can ensure the perfect balance between audio, ambience and voice.

It’s not advisable to drive while wearing headphones, and in many places, illegal because it decreases your chances of hearing life-saving sounds outside of your vehicle. Avoid wearing your headphones while driving.

Learn how to establish a safe listening level and review other important safety guidelines from the Consumer Electronics Association and the Deafness Research Foundation.