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Do You Limit the Volume on Your MP3 Player?

Good news for Europeans tired of overhearing music coming from other people's headphones: the European Commission is planning a proposal to limit the decibel level of new personal music players. The proposal — which came after a study revealed that one in 10 listeners will suffer permanent hearing damage — suggests that a default volume be set on all music players.

Their study found that noise exposure should be limited to 40 hours of music a week at 80 decibels — about the noise level of a busy street. It's easy to routinely listen to music above these levels. . . especially when trying to block out the noise level of, say, a busy street.

I know that 68 percent of you worry about your hearing, but do you consciously turn down the volume on your iPod as a result? Hint: to lock your volume at a certain level, go into "settings" and then "volume limit."

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SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 6 years
It depends - if the music is really catchy and fun, then I have a tendency to crank it. If I'm listening to more mellow stuff, I usually keep it at a healthy level.
sblazer227 sblazer227 6 years
i was one of those who never paid attn to the volume, until i got my lil brother an ipod. now im like a volume checker for both of us. i limit the volume to 50% and it as loud as i need.
MsChoo MsChoo 6 years
my volume on my mp3 is set to the minimum before mute. its loud enough for me to enjoy and to hear oncomming traffic :)
syako syako 6 years
Well one day you might just need hearing aids and you won't have to worry about hearing loud conversations. :P
Complexitii Complexitii 6 years
I turn my headphones down when the song volume is uncomfortable. But if I can hear loud people talking, babies crying, or train noise, I turn it up! Frankly, I enjoy that others get annoyed at the volume.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 6 years
I have to hear whats going on around me. Plus I find it annoying when I can hear what others are listening to. I often wonder how their hearing is.
syako syako 6 years
I don't listen to headphones/music. But I do get annoyed at the atrocious volume of some of my fellow commuters.
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