EU WANTS VOICE LIMITS FOR IPOD AND IPHONE

EU WANTS VOICE LIMITS FOR IPOD AND IPHONE

The European Union wants the volume level of Apple iPod and iPhone to go down in Europe.

This new proposal has come after a study concluded by the Scientific Committee of EU. In the study, it was found that the volume level above 89 decibels could cause detrimental effects on the hearing capability of the users. So, the Commission wants a limit of 80 decibels for an average usage of 40 hours in a week. This new proposal will take some time to get implemented.

Apple has been asked to set a default limit for volume level and also show information on the screen when the volume level is increased over the limit, though the users will be able to override the pre-set limit at own risk. The Commission will also ask other music player manufacturers to do the same.

In the study, it was found that people mostly go beyond the volume limit that is dangerous for the ears. And particularly young age people, who listen to music with high volume for long hours every week, do not know about the risk. The damage may come in light after many years, and then it is too late.

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