Apple Sued Over Hearing Loss Claims

A Louisiana man has sued Apple claiming that iPods can produce sounds of more than 115 decibels, a volume that can damage the hearing of a person exposed to the sound for more than 28 seconds per day. Mr Patterson wants his lawsuit certified as a class action and is seeking unspecified damages and upgrades he says would make the iPod safer.

Mr Patterson's lawyer, Steve Berman said he did not know if his clients hearing had been damaged by the iPod, saying "He's bought a product which is not safe to use as currently sold on the market."

Apple have declined to comment on the allegations, but do include a warning with each iPod saying "permanent hearing loss may occur if earphones or headphones are used at high volume".


News source: The Inquirer
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