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Comment Re:lawsuit levels (Score 1) 236

So, Jobs asked that the iPod be designed so that those who are hard of hearing can enjoy the convenience and ease of an iPod as well as the rest of the "well-hearing" world?

That design choice doesn't do anything to remove the responsibility of the user to monitor the volume level. If someone wants to blow their eardrums out, that is their choice. But by adding the higher volume level capability, the iPod is now a viable product for those who are already hard of hearing.

Let's apply your argument to another piece of audio equipment. Take the common receiver. I just looked at one that had 770W total power, 110W per channel. Paired with the right set of speakers, it would be more than capable of damaging hearing. Yet, no one is trying to force them to make "safe" audio equipment.


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