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winterbridge55
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I applaud the European Union for getting the mainstream media's attention in recent days about the decibel dangers of MP3 players though I am dismayed that tinnitus was not mentioned, just hearing loss. Is it me or should the tinnitus associations around the world take this opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and tell people that there is another big bad meanie stalking your auditory and nervous system with a life altering condition that will bring you to your knees?

I specifically applaud France for forcing Apple to limit the Ipods to 100 decibels. Didn't see that in the US. Apple said they put a warning IN each box concerning loudness. Yes, perhaps in fine print that no one sees. There should be a big red sticker on each box with the words, hearing loss, tinnitus and perhaps hyperacusis.

Anyone out there who suffers from damage linked to volume/duration of music from a device or venue should write a letter to these organizations asking them to say more to the media about tinnitus, not to mention  PCP's, ENT'S and audiologists.







 
jerry
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Mark,

I agree with you on the letter part. Everyone on this board should be writing, emailing, and calling, as I have, to their congressmen, senators, the media, or anyone who will listen. We need to get more money for T & H research. Hell, the bailout package here in the U.S. just earmarked 10 million for wool research. My senator, Carl Levin, got a piece of my mind for that one.

As far as stickers, forget it. It didn't seam to work for the tens of thousands of smokers who die from lung cancer every year. Hey that's an idea, lets sue the Ipod makers just like the smokers did to the tobacco company's! 
johnny
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"I applaud the European Union for getting the mainstream media's attention in recent days about the decibel dangers of MP3 players though I am dismayed that tinnitus was not mentioned, just hearing loss. Is it me or should the tinnitus associations around the world take this opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and tell people that there is another big bad meanie stalking your auditory and nervous system with a life altering condition that will bring you to your knees?

I specifically applaud France for forcing Apple to limit the Ipods to 100 decibels. Didn't see that in the US. Apple said they put a warning IN each box concerning loudness. Yes, perhaps in fine print that no one sees. There should be a big red sticker on each box with the words, hearing loss, tinnitus and perhaps hyperacusis.

Anyone out there who suffers from damage linked to volume/duration of music from a device or venue should write a letter to these organizations asking them to say more to the media about tinnitus, not to mention  PCP's, ENT'S and audiologists."

i agree Mark. People are totally unaware of the dangers concerning noise exposure. My friend uses a drill at work nearly every day without protection, and I warned him, but I doubt he took much notice.
I didn't know about Tinnitus until it was too late. I thought you got Tinnitus from really long exposure to loud noise, like working at a factory for 40 years or something. As it is I got T after approx 1 hour of moderate to loud noise. I say mod-loud because it certainly wasn't uncomfortable at the time, but it was enough to ***k my ears up and I've learnt the hard way!

I bet tons of T 'sufferers' would swap persistent T for mild hearing loss any day.

Pi**ed too!!!!!

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