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Expatriate Healthcare News: Loud society 'putting hearing at risk'

Expatriate health care customers might be concerned to learn that their hearing may be at risk due to the loud nature of today's world.

Emma Harrison, campaigner at the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, said that young people in particular are exposing themselves to a "very loud environment".

On top of the bars and clubs they attend, high levels of sound from MP3 players can put people's hearing at risk.

"A lot of MP3 players currently do have the option to put on a noise limiter, but it's hidden away in the use," explained Ms Harrison.

She added that the European Unions is considering putting a default limiter on MP3 players to protect people's hearing that could then be overridden by choice.

Expatriate health care customers who are concerned about their hearing can visit their doctor for a check-up to deal with any worries they might have.

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