iPods, MP3 Players Can Hurt Ears Of Young Listeners - Consumer News Story - WPXI Pittsburgh: "Dr. Catherine Palmer, director of audiology at UPMC said , 'Certainly these devices have potential to damage hearing. They can be set that loud.'
In fact, they can register more than 115 decibels.
That's about the equivalent of an ambulance siren.
Channel 11 teamed up with UPMC to see just how loud some kids are playing their iPods and MP3 players.
Using a device that has a simulated ear and decibel meter, Channel 11 reporter Stacia Erdos and Palmer went to a local pool to check out music levels.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Catherine got some media coverage at TV 11.