Earaction is an application for smartphones that is used for noise awareness among young people. Especially this target group is often not aware of causes and effects of too much noise – that is why hearing impairments are quite common at a young age already.
The app provides information about the sensory organ of hearing. It will alert you to potential hearing damage and important preventive measures. A simple hearing test evaluates your hearing performance and strengthens your awareness of this highly sensitive organ. Particular emphasis is placed on a simple representation of complex acoustic physics. With interactive listening experiences, knowledge and more understanding of noise and decibels are taught. You can compare, for example, the hearing capabilities of a healthy and of a damaged ear.
The application was created by us in collaboration with the University of Munich and the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health. It is available on Google Play: