The European Union says it wants makers of popular digital music players to recommend that users turn the volume down to preserve their hearing, reports the Associated Press. The EU's consumer affairs commissioner, Meglena Kuneva, said hearing-loss experts and industry executives together will draft tougher standards to limit hearing loss. An EU scientific advisory body says that between 2.5 million and 10 million Europeans could suffer hearing loss from listening to MP3 players at unsafe volumes--over 89 decibels--for more an hour daily for at least five years. The EU's executive commission said the maximum sound levels of players now being...

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