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EU sound limit aims to prevent hearing loss

Music players and mobile phones to show maximum decibel level to protect regular listeners of loud music.
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 18:23

The European Union estimates that five to 10 percent of personal-music-player users could develop permanent hearing loss if they listened at high volume for more than an hour a day.

So from now on, all devices will have a volume limiter fitted, but it might already be too late for some.

Al Jazeera's Jessica Baldwin reports from London.

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