Hearing Loss is on the Rise for DJ's and Teens

Hearing loss amongst teens and DJ's is on the rise! Most of these issues aren't coming from the "loudness" of the music or excessive volumes, but from poorly designed earbuds and over-the-ear headphones. Ultrasone S-Logic headphones technology makes it possible to listen to music while creating 3-D sound without damaging the inner-ear. More inside.
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Hearing loss is on the rise, especially in teens, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The issue is the design of most earbuds and over-the-ear headphones. Rather than letting your ear process sound naturally, via your pinna (outer ear), to your ear canal & then to your ear drum, most conventional headphones and especially earbuds pipe sound directly down your ear canal.

By directing sound to the pinna, as is the case with Ultrasone’s patented S-Logic technology, sound pressure on the eardrum is reduced up to 40% (or 3 -4 decibels). Processing sound with the pinna is also the way the ear & brain determine distance & direction, so listening to music with Ultrasone headphones creates a natural three-dimensional sound without damaging the inner ear.

If the ear was intended to have sound piped directly down the ear canal, it would have been designed to look like the image on the right. It wasn’t created like this, so unfortunately most headphones are built with a fundamental design flaw. In steps the Ultrasone S-Logic headphones that will mitigate this issue. More details below:

S-LogicTM Natural Surround Sound - To hear is like to see: 3-dimensional

Unique? Yes! Revolutionary? Definitely! The patented S-Logic™ technology is described as Natural Surround Sound System. No other digital surround system can compare with this standard.

As the sound of a normal headphones will sound direct and even on both sides, the S-Logic™ system pushes the sound around your head! It appears as though you are listening to speakers meters away. Even at very low levels, this spacious sound allows you to hear and listen to each and every individual sound. And on top of that, the S-Logic™ technology does not require additional equipment!

How does S-LogicTM Natural Surround Sound work?

S-Logic™ sends music around your head not just into it, because this technology uses decentralized driver positioning. Did you know that you use and need the outer ear for your three-dimensional understanding to define the direction and distance where a sound comes from? Instead of hitting the inner ear directly, with S-Logic™ the signals are reflected off the surface of the outer ear in different directions before entering the auditory canal to create a natural three-dimensional Sound. S-Logic™ is the only headphone system which includes your entire sense of hearing. S-Logic™ does not change your personal hearing, it intensifies it for your individual needs and listening pleasure. S-Logic™ does neither need artificial echo nor digital sound processing or cross over run time delay.

You can hear the sound just the way the sound engineer has mastered it.

S-Logic™ does not only create a Natural Surround Sound sensation. S-Logic™ allows at the same time a reduction of sound pressure levels at the eardrum by up to 40% (3 - 4 dB). This may reduce the risk of hearing damage while ensuring hours of fatigue-free listening.

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