Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The European Commission forced Apple to limit the volume of their devices

Now the European commission has published a new effective way in the European Union, from which the company will force Apple to reduce the maximum volume of their players to a somewhat more "safe" for hearing health users.

This measure does not affect devices that are already on the market, and that Apple should have changed, but that deal only with the next and future releases.

This new standard is born with a clear objective: to try to reduce hearing damage caused different music media players with a considerably high.

And less, therefore, the consequences of the same on all users, which according to various studies and investigations undertaken, affecting between 5 and 10% of people (approximately 10 million users).

Elaborating a bit more in this new standard, it states that you should not listen to music at 80 decibels beyond 40 hours a week.

That yes, the sound at 85 decibels will not hear more than 5 hours a week, something that many people fail as we can see in places as crowded as a market or a bus.

We'll have to wait awhile to see how this measure is taken in society, and whether or not actually have the "incidence" that really should have.

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