When it comes to leading the charge in orality, Apple has played a big part.

  • Podcasting isn’t called podcasting because of another iPod.
  • Until recently, Apple has been the primary directory for podcasts.
  • Siri was first to ground in the audio assistant market back in 2011.
  • iTunes, rest its soul, was a dominant player and audio organization tool

And now, as a by-product of the importance of audio, comes Apple’s Hearing Health in their latest WatchOS 6.

The feature – will listen to the surrounding decidable levels and warn you to take an audio chill pill.

I wonder if there’s more coming down the pipeline? Self-testing tools. Adding audio fatigue levels into screen time?

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