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Headphone levels too dangerous



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SYDNEY, Aug 17, 2005 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Researchers in Australia say people listen to music on portable players like iPods at volumes that are causing damage to their ears.

Sky News reports a study at the National Acoustic Laboratories in Sydney found 25 percent of people have volumes the level of small power tools coming through their headphones.

Lab director Professor Harvey Dillon said listening at that level, 85 decibels or more, will create severe hearing impairment down the road.

He recommended people lessen the amount of time they are listening at that volume or turn the volume down.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International.

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