Future Survey

Multiple choice questions are based on the Likert scale:

1. How much of an impact do in-ear headphones have on your daily life?
1. No impact at all                  2. Not very impactful                  3. Neutral                  4. Somewhat impactful                  5. Very impactful

2. How likely would you be to start a conversation with someone who has in-ear headphones on?
1. No likelihood                  2. Not very likely                  3. Neutral                  4. Somewhat likely                  5. Very likely

3. Do you consider the people in your surroundings when deciding to put your in-ear headphones on?
1. Never                  2. Rarely                  3. Every once in a while                  4. Sometime                  5. Almost always

4. How aware are you of the “social wall” you erect when wearing in-ear headphones?
1. Not at all aware            2. Not very aware            3. Neutral            4. Somewhat aware            5. Very aware

5. How likely would you be to continue using in-ear headphones knowing that it has the potential to cause hearing loss?
1. No likelihood                  2. Not very likely                  3. Neutral                  4. Somewhat likely                  5. Very likely

Open-ended questions for interview or focus group settings:
6. Do you consider some settings more or less appropriate for using in-ear headphones and why?

7. Do you think people erect a “social wall” when wearing in-ear headphones?

8. How do in-ear headphones affect your identity? Can they be a liberating technology?

9. Do you think there can be positive social consequences to in-ear headphones use? If so, what are some examples?

10. Do you think in-ear headphones makers should be required to disclose the inherent potential for hearing loss to consumers? Would this affect your intent to purchase in-ear headphones?

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