Your mp3 player could make you deaf


MP3 players should carry warnings that users risk damage to their hearing by having the volume too high, a deafness charity says.

A Royal National Institute for Deaf People poll of 10s of MP3 users at one London station found eight out of 10 had machines at more than 80 decibels.

The charity says young people should be warned that they are risking premature hearing damage.

It said there had been some interest in the idea from industry.

Over 6.3m MP3 players were sold in 2005 in the UK.

The RNID says it is not trying to stop people from listening to MP3 players – or from going to pubs, bars and clubs and enjoying music – but does want to encourage people to protect themselves against the cumulative effects of loud music.

Read more at bbc.co.uk


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