Osteopathic Medical Profession Seeks Ways to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss from Headphones

Concerned about the potential risk of noise-induced hearing loss that can occur from listening to headphones at high volumes for extended periods of time, members of the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) House of Delegates voted today that the AOA should advocate for manufacturers to include information about the hazards of unsafe volume levels on or within the product packaging. The policy also calls for the AOA to recommend that manufacturers implement built-in mechanisms that can be enabled to limit a product’s decibel output.

from Healthy Hearing.com

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