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    Senior Member extreavirgin's Avatar
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    MP3 players with claims that the gadgets, which typically are used with dime-sized, disc-shaped earphones called ear buds, can cause hearing loss.

    one hour a day at about 60 percent volume was safe... sometimes it's really hard to resist, there are music that needs to pump it up...
    sucks.. then why are manufacturers allowed to give listeners the option to pump it up to 120 decibels?

    that's just lame..
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    Darwinism at work.

    It's common in the US for a law to not exist governing safety, public outcry arise, and then a law to be instated, causing public outcry. European nations (there is an EU-imposed limit on maximum audio output from some devices) work differently where the law exists, causing public outcry, the law is removed, people hurt themselves, and then more public outcry.

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    Huh? I can't hear you over my stereo...LOL

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    audiofreak...lol!

    I read an interesting article about this in Rolling Stone a few months ago. The logic is very circular: people turn the volume higher on their [personal music device or cell phone] when there is more background noise, therefore causing more damage than just the ear bud or simple noise.

    If I recall correctly, it even talks about the laws in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filburt1
    Darwinism at work.

    It's common in the US for a law to not exist governing safety, public outcry arise, and then a law to be instated, causing public outcry. European nations (there is an EU-imposed limit on maximum audio output from some devices) work differently where the law exists, causing public outcry, the law is removed, people hurt themselves, and then more public outcry.

    You can't satisfy everybody.
    Well, in the UK what tends to happen is people go happily abou their business using a tool or method of work until an accident or tragedy happens which involves that tool or method of work. Then the do-gooders just say "Oh it was caused by this, ban it!!"

    Look at the tragedy at Dunblane. Handguns were legal in this country until some sick freak with a history of mental illness storms a school and kills like 15 kids, then they were banned overnight.

    Now, Guns are wrong, the damn things should have been banned anyway but that's not my point.

    Another case in point. Untill a few years ago dentists could use the gas to sedate patients while surgery was carried out... tragically a youg girl died while sedated.
    The government didn't look at the fact that thousands of these procedures are carried out each month with no such problems and the fact that this girl more than likely died of some sort of allergic reaction caused by the gas...

    They banned it. Forcing people to have painfull injections if tey need dental work.

    In 100 years the government here will have banned everything!

    You are allowed to Eat, Sleep and S**t but thats all and only in designated areas! lol
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    Meh. I get injections for dental work and it's just fine.

    (remember, don't let this degrade into a rule-breaking political conversation)
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