Tedros Tells Teens to Turn It Down

The WHO and the International Telecommunication Union released new guidelines aimed at saving the hearing of people at risk due to excessive noise exposure —including through personal audio devices.
A full half of people aged 12-35—1.1 billion—risk hearing loss despite the fact that we have the technology to prevent it, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Young people, he warns, “must understand that once they lose their hearing, it won't come back.”
The new standards—which are voluntary—urge manufacturers to provide options for volume limits such as parental controls, include software tracking exposure, and give listeners feedback on safety.

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