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News Study warns of MP3 hearing risk

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Oct 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    i use my mp3 player for about 20 hours a week, and have done for the past 5 years. always at around 80-100% :worried:
     
  4. iwog

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    Meh I'm safe, I've always had the view if I can hear it when the earphones are round my neck then its too loud and if I can hear it when its in someone else's ears its far too loud. So as a rule I try not to use my Creative Stone above 18 (out of 25) for more then the 10min the hovercraft takes to cross the Solent.

    But it always amazes me how stupid people can be, I mean if I can hear your music on a train when I have my own headphones in surely its doing something bad to your hearing.
     
  5. yuusou

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    I bought those earphones which stick into your earlobe so i wouldn't have the volume so high. what annoys me most while hearing music are exterior sounds.
     
  6. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    How is this news, Sony brought out the walkman in like 1979 or 1980, people have been listening to music through headphones for almost 30 years!

    If you can't figure out for yourself that listening to loud music all the time will damage your hearing then you deserve to go deaf.

    That said I do have tinitus...
     
  7. mrb_no1

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    i am with iwog in the sense that i dont understand why people like teamtd11 listen to it soo loudly, it serves no purpose on headphones, its not like a sound system at home where the extra base and power of the music can be felt. I use my iphone twice a day for running and cycling for a total of 2 hrs a day, but have some sennheisers that sit right in the ear, so volume is around 20% most of the time as it need not be any louder as the earphones themselves cancel most environmental noise anyway.

    Its an obvious risk that individuals shouldnt need pointing out to them, keep killing those hairs in your ears that will never grow back you silly people
     
  8. Arkanrais

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    ah, I should be fine. I only listen to my stereos at floor/couch vibrating level for hours on end (makes cans of coke go flat if I leave them in my room, even if they aren't opened)
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Somebody go call the waaaahmbulance, people who blast music directly into their ear canals at crazy volumes will suffer hearing damage!

    I wonder how this crap gets recycled every few months. It's common sense ffs.
     
  10. Project_Nightmare

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    This is one of the things everyone already knows and therefore should be ignored. If you are stupid enought to give yourself hearing loss, well boo hoo that's your problem now.
     
  11. quack

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    Pardon? Speak up, I can't hear you.
     
  12. ComputerKing

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    DAM!!!!!!!! I will get rid of my headphones and get desktop speakers :( listening at 80 - 100 % with my Sony headphones and creative sound card from 2004 ... ( Changed the headphone 3 times with the same model :) )

    I know that I feel my ears heavy and kinda blocked. but I can hear good maybe you can say I hear with more bass :(

    I knew it can effect. but I can't stop listening to music. I'm using my headphones now at 40 - 60 % :) But I will get desktop speakers better.
     
  13. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    'enforced limits' huh? .. sounds like a load of rubbish to me
     
  14. LeMaltor

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    You only live once, I'm not going to turn down my music in the hopes that if I live long enough it won't make me deaf.
     
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    lol.. GOOD Point of view really. I Kinda live like that. :rock:
     
  16. teamtd11

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    I know a lot of newer mp3 players are a lot quieter than my 5 year old creative. I always try to limit my volume but at first 50% is loud but after 3 hours i end up at around 90% even though i know i should not :(
     
  17. LeMaltor

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    It won't be good if I do go deaf though, silly me :(
     
  18. E.E.L. Ambiense

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    :duh: Pretty much sums it up. If you're pumping your tunes to those levels, you deserve to lose your hearing.
     
  19. MajestiX

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    problem is my mp3 have different levels, one might be soft while the other bangs it out.

    it's like commercials on television they are significantly louder than the actual shows. i don't want to go for the volume knob in both situation.

    that being said my hearing is perfectly fine, but i have developed over the years to block out voices, especially naggy people. In this case no matter how close/loud their speaking i will always need to ask them to repeat it. Since i fell that if it's really important they will get my full attention first instead of telling me something and walking off. Sadly this applies to my employer as well and does not work out so well sometimes.
     
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    I may be wrong here but my iPod (yes, I rock a 3G original on it's 3rd battery) had the sound limited by this very thing already. I seem to remember back in 2002 ish you could get something called 'euroPod' to bring the volume back up to standard levels?!?

    Also, as stated above, my walkman had what was known as AVLS back in the last century.


    It's almost like putting 'hot' on a coffee mug - if you didn't know that, you're not old enough to have the caffeine in the first place :)
     
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