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Study: More than 90 minutes of loud music harmful

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, October 19, 2006
News Categories: Digital Media


According to a new study, listening to loud music with earphones on an iPod or similar music player for more than 90 minutes a day will damage your hearing. “The study of 100 doctoral students concluded that people who listened to music at 80 percent of volume capacity, at which point the sound is considered loud, should stick to under 90 minutes a day,” reports Reuters. “The study also found no problems for people who listened to music at 10 percent to 50 percent of maximum volume for extended periods. It found, however, that anyone who listened at 100 percent for more than five minutes faced the risk of hearing loss.”

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Thank goodness my commute is only 40 minutes each way.  I just squeaked in under the daily limit!

I guess they’ll have to make iPods in the future a lot louder to make up for our diminished hearing smile

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2006 at 8:27 PM (PDT)


Haven’t we already covered this?

Posted by Alcott on October 24, 2006 at 1:12 PM (PDT)

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