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MP3 Players

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research into the effects on hearing of the use of personal MP3 players. (203377)

It is already widely understood that playing personal audio equipment too loud can damage your hearing.

The European Commission has asked the scientific committee on emerging and newly identified health risks for an opinion on the potential health risk of exposure to noise from personal music players and mobile phones which include a music playing function.