October 1, 2009
EU wants to set volume limits on portable music players
Yes it is very important because as adults we might understand what very loud music can do to your ears but as children I don’t think we ever cared about that. Eventually this will create a lot of hearing impaired adults in the future and I do agree to the suggestion given by EU to set the maximum volume defaults on portable music players. The commission is citing research reports that one in ten persons could suffer from permanent hearing loss when listening regularly to music at loud levels. The proposal is purely voluntary for the manufacturers and would allow override by the consumers. However, the proposal would require ample warning on the hearing implications of overriding. Just like alcohol and cigarette warnings. I am all for it EU. You have got yourself a supporter for this already!