ATLAS Resonate
Online  Self-Management Tool
for safe listening

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Safe listening times can be surprisingly low for some everyday sounds 

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Safe Listen Times decrease rapidly (logarithmically) above 'safe' decibel (dB)

Normal talk (~ 70 dB)

Whole day

Headphones, Traffic, Lawn mower, Sports, Movies, Motorcycle (80-110 dB)

6 hr - 10 min

Ambulance, Sirens (110-129 dB)

2 min

Fireworks, Jet taking off (130-160 dB)

1-0 min

References below

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Safe Listen Standards help protect from harmful noise and make safe listen choices

Environment sound 


Headphone sound 



 Hearing Center of Excellence

References below

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Self-management is

important for life-long hearing health

Know your Modifiable and Unmodifiable risk factors

Take steps to self-manage

hearing health:





References below

Your daily sound exposures 

Is cumulative: Environment  + Audio (headphone) 

Safe listening depends on dB and duration of exposures from both these sources 

ATLAS Resonate App

Computes safe listen times for dBs from (i) environment (through phone microphone) +

(ii) headphone per the Standards

Provides daily and weekly exposure information from both sources to track and develop habits for safe listening 

Online  Self-Management Tool

Provides essentials on hearing process and individual hearing profiles,

Practical ways to manage hearing health while enjoying lifestyle,

Timely information updates from US federal and UN resources 


Customized for users 18 years and older

No charge features: Environment and Audio dB and associated safe listen time


Paid features: Cumulative exposures, Logging exposures, Daily and Weekly Reports +

Access to Online Tools 


Annual subscription: $5.99


Monitor your listening 

Environment dB through your phone microphone

Headphone dB when you connect to your headphones 

Do a spot-check or log your exposure durations to cover your whole day

Get color-coded safe listen times  

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Make safe listening choices


Get color-coded outcomes of your daily and weekly exposures 

Check your personal dashboard on your last logged measurement 


Get tips on safe listening and App use  

Get reminders to check your exposure


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Get Online Tools for Self-Management   

App Onboarding, Privacy, Cybersecurity information

Guides and Tools to understand your hearing profile

Know and manage your unmodifiable and modifiable risks

Check and monitor your listening profile

Stay current on reliable and relevant hearing health information


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Easy to use App features      

iOS and Android (to be available soon)

Use directions and user support


Banner notifications without need to open App


Battery use minimization by unique sampling technique

Computations follow regulatory standards adapted for personal use


Environmental sound: US OSHA - Permissible Exposure Level*

Headphone soundWHO-ITU H.870 global standard for safe listening devices/systems

Both standards address noise limits from CDC-NIOSH and Military 

Information reliability: Verification and Validation of computations per FDA standards

Information safety: ​​Privacy and Cybersecurity per FDA standards

App details presented to : FDA, ITU, Military 

*: Not for use as Occupational Sound Level Meter

Regulatory interactions, Publications, Presentations and Patent

FDA: Q-Submission discussion


National Safety Council, North East Conference display, 2022

​Integrating User Voice in Hearing Care with Focus on Off-Duty Warfighter Military Medicine 2021 

Global Safe Listening Solution. Pitch Finalist. ITU Digital World, E-Health, 2020

Development of Hearing Technology with Personalized Safe Listening Features. IEEE, 2019 

Development of Hearing Technology with Safe Listening Features (Young Author Award). ITU Kaleidoscope, 2019

Integrating User Voice in Hearing Care with Focus on Young Adult Warfighter (poster). Military Health System Research Symposium. 2019


International Patent System PCT (pending): Method for safe listening and user engagement 


CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA: Food and Drug Administration

EPA: Environmental Protection Agency

NIDCD: National Inst. of Deafness and other Communication Disorders 

NIOSH-REL: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Recommended Exposure Level

OSHA-PEL: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, PEL: Permissible Exposure Level

DoD-HCE: Dept.of Defense - Hearing Center of Excellence

US Preventive Services Task Force

WHO: World Health Organization, World Report on Hearing

WHO-ITU H.870: WHO-International Telecommunications Union, Guidelines for safe listening devices/systems"