Hey everybody. I found a topic I want to self-research and want to share this with the community to get ideas on how to set it up, curious whether someone has self-test experience in this area.
The angle in short is testing ear sensitivity (dB) over the day. Influence of music listening habit / environmental sound factors.
The one thing me and my girlfriend fight about is the loudness of music in the house (her ears are more sensitive). Then, I know that during the day the ear channel gets smaller because muscles that tense up around it, to prevent the cochleal cells from damaging. I noticed that when I listen to music with headphones first thing after I wake up I put it on the minimum and it sounds just as loud to me when I put it three times louder when I go to bed. Anyone else recognizes this?
The research question: How does hearing sensitivity differ at the start and end of the day?
Second research question: What is the influence of the day’s listening habits on this?
What I propose to do is do hearing tests the first time in the morning and before going to bed.
Second thing would be to measure my music listening habits and perhaps outside noise (though Oslo is quite quiet). I have to think about how to register time and dBs of music listening, as I listen a lot on different bluetooth speakers and headphones.