With today’s technology there’s a simple way to always be able to measure the sound decibel (dB) level of your environment. With most any smartphone you can download an app to measure sound dB levels. Although some of these apps tend to be less accurate than a dedicated meter, recent tests on iPhone sound decibel meter apps showed them to be surprisingly accurate. The Faber Acoustical was one of the most accurate for the iPhone. Learning your loudness environment can be a helpful tool in managing risks with hyperacusis. To test how loud a given product or location may be, you can measure the loudness level while still wearing ear protection and then remove your ear protection once you are confident it is safe for your hyperacusis. Some have found this to be a helpful tool in recovery to mitigate setbacks.