Apple Computers sued over iPod noise levels
Apple Computers has been sued by a Louisiana man over the noise levels generated by their popular digital music player Apple iPod. The lawsuit demands that Apple fix the Apple iPod devices to not play music at more than 100 decibels.
The case was filed in a San Jose, Calif. federal court on behalf of John Kiel Patterson of Louisiana. He is also seeking unspecified damages from the company. Sometime ago, a report was released in the media claiming that headphones shipped with the iPods could potentially result in hearing loss.
The lawsuit claims that the company is not advising users of a safe listening volume or warning the users if they listen to songs at a volume level too high. The case said in a statement: “The ear buds are small and are placed in the listener’s ear canal, close to the cochlea. The close proximity to the ear canal directly impacts the amount of hearing loss caused by the MPs, simply because there is less chance of dilution of the sound.”
This is the second time in the last couple of months that the company has been sued for their hugely popular iPod players. They were sued last year after users complained that the screen of the then launched iPod nano got scratched way too easily.