Should IPod’s be to blame for Hearing Loss?

Posted on January 14, 2010. Filed under: hearing health | Tags: , , , , , |

Apple was hit with a lawsuit in 2006 stating that Ipods are to blame for the cause of hearing loss. The lawsuit argued that because iPods don’t come with a decibel meter that lets users know how much noise the device is producing, consumers don’t understand the potential damage they could be causing themselves by listening to loud music for long periods of time. It also claimed that the ear buds that come with the iPod increase the risk that damage could occur because they are designed to be placed inside the ear. The lawsuit was dismissed on Wednsday with claims that it is “obvious” for users to turn the volume on the ipods down if they feel discomfort.

It is still very important for people to understand that one of the main causes of hearing loss is constant association with loud sounds. People are responsible for their bodies and therefore must take care of their ears in order to not have future problems. Make sure to visit your local Miami hearing center to get your ears checked. Make sure to see a professional audiologist regularly so that you can prevent hearing loss before its too late.

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