Earphone manufactures Etymotic has added an “Awareness” app to its inventory designed to alert users to loud noises and alerts when wearing noise cancelling headphones.
The app’s volume level is set according to user's preference and should a noise be louder than that your music will cease playing until the noise level settles.
Etymotic headphones have also had an upgrade, courteousy of the new app, enabling comfortable in-ear listening coupled with noise isolation technology.
With the volume level highly adjustable Etymotic hope that users will not be left frustrated with stop-start music. The app, named AWARENESS! is available in the Apple App store and works with all wired headphones.