Do you like to crank up the tunes and jam to the sound of your favorite band? Do you sometimes do it so loud your ears end up ringing?
Legislation, currently under discussion in the EU, seeks to force Mp3 manufacturers to limit the volume level of their players. It’s been widely documented that listening to music at extremely high levels can harm your hearing and this law is aimed at curbing it.
The proposed law seeks to mandate a maximum 80 decibel volume limit for Mp3 players. Currently most Mp3 players can go up to 115 decibels and when you factor in the use of in ear headphones, even higher.
The exact law is expected to be finalized over the next year.
What do you think? Does the government have a right to say how loud you can listen to your own music?