Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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Hearing loss with iPods ...

"With Macworld being all the hype today, we thought we’d bring you a little reminder that not all things iPod have to be good. According to the Wall Street Journal, doctors are starting to see younger folks coming in with signs of noise-induced hearing loss, which they are attributing to the constant use of MP3 players and earphones. Not to worry, much of the same worries were raised when Sony brought out its Walkman those many years ago, but it does seem that because of the advanced technology in the new players (meaning more storage space and longer lasting batteries) we’re all listening to our tunes just a little longer than before. And get this—hearing damage is directly related to the duration of exposure, not just the volume. Who knew?"   continued ...   (Via Gizmodo)

iPod Earbud. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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