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New European Union Standards Put Decibel Limits on Music Players and Mobile Phones

A new standard enacted by the European Union (EU) states that all personal music players and mobile phones capable of playing music sold within its borders should have a default volume limit of 85 decibels.

According to the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), regular exposure to noises louder than 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss.

Consumers will have the option to override the limited decibel level to increase the volume up to 100 decibels; however, they will receive a warning about the dangers of exceeding the safety level every 20 hours.

The EU decided to take action after a 2008 report by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks stated that up to 10 million Europeans were risking hearing loss due to the dangerously loud volume of their personal music players.

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