Sunday, January 1, 2012

How Loud Is Your iPod??

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As a follow-up to my post about MP3 players and hearing loss, there is research from 2009 that gives some specific information about safe listening levels.  

New IPod Listening Study Shows Surprising Behavior of Teens

Not only was it interesting to find out that peer pressure to turn down their music volume more likely causes  teens to turn UP their volume instead, but the article provides helpful information regarding what exactly is music that is too loud.  

According to the research you can listen to an iPod with stock earphones for 4.6 hours per day at 70 percent volume without incurring hearing damage.  You may also listen to 90 minutes per day at 80 percent volume and be okay.  

I think it is time to go and check our iPods!

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