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Yeah, actually it would be possible. Turn up the song volume on iTunes first then turn the song volume all the way up.

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No, it doesn't matter how loud the song's data claims it to be, it will be limited by the amount of power the iPod is able to put out and limited again by the power of the earbuds/headphones/speakers. We're talking about causing hearing loss for at least 5-10 minutes (probably much longer) from only listening for the couple of seconds it would have taken to yank on the cord. Use your brain and learn what hyperbole is. No commercial products can do go that loud; it would be a huge safety concer

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If you have good hearing then yes, it can go up high enough to cause you to not be able to hear for a relatively long time. I lost my hearing for about 2 hours once, and my ears rang for a while after that.

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That's not what we call "good hearing". If an iPod can do that to you, you really ought to see a doctor. iPods peak at around 120 decibels - just a little higher than an average rock concert. But 130 is the generally accepted limit before there should be any potential for short-term hearing loss, let alone two hours worth. Your ears are obviously in very poor health to be so easily affected by music at what many people find to be a comfortable and enjoyable listening level.

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My sister is an audiologist. iPods can reach around 130 dBs. Safe listening levels are around 85 dBs. You may be able to listen to loud music and go to concerts and stand next to the speakers for hours on end and not experience anything more than mild tinnitus (ringing in your ears). But when you get older, you'll probably start to experience significant hearing loss. Your listening habits today, will affect you hearing in the future. The iPod generation is going to be deaf or hard-of-hearing

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"That's not what we call 'good hearing'" Who's "we?" Are you an audiologist? 115 dB is a about a standard rock concert. At about 125 dB, you'll begin to feel pain in your ears. It doesn't sound like there's much wring with boatkicker's hearing. It sounds like there's something wrong with your hearing. Perhaps the reason why you prefer your music so loud, is because you can't hear it at lower levels, which would indicate a level of hearing loss. I hope you like the idea

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iPods really aren't that loud. Unless you're a weenie. By I have..not the best hearing so mines allthe way up anyways. I like it that way. @96: I'm a drummer too and the custom made earplugs are expensive as crap. More like gold than crap tho LOL. Also if you wear foam earplugs. You ARE supposed to see them, ears aren't that big. It can't go that far into your ear that it would disapear. Also just a short anecdote... I went to the University of North Texas Marching Percussion Camp thi

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LMAO! Broomstick you dumb shit, we're talking about IMMEDIATE hearing loss here, not long-term. I think you saw the point, but then you ran right past it and attacked a different one entirely.

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You are misinformed. Your sister needs to be more specific with her decibels. iPods can have a decibel output voltage that high, but that is not the same as the sound pressure level in decibels.

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I was number 1, but my first comment was deleted. I can't catch a break. I'm going to go drown my sorrows now.

I don't know if iPods go THAT loud, but Zune does. My selective hearing is even worse now. FYL...?

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^ LOL!!!! I have terrible selective hearing, especially when I'm in the zone (during band practice I don't even know what the show sounds like, only the percussion parts) pffft :p Not a good thing but oh well

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Be somewhat upset about it and express your disappointment, sure, but dump her over one stupid move? Seems a little over the top to me. The OP will be fine by morning. iPods aren't too dangerous in that department unless you're listening to loud music all the time.

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