walkman inventor and ipod eardamage

:flash: brasilian andreas pavel invented the portable personal stereo player, and he had to battle sony for 25 years to be allowed to say that.
interesting detail, pavel first tested his invention in switzerland:

It was February 1972, he was in Switzerland with his girlfriend, and the cassette they heard playing on their headphones was “Push Push,” a collaboration between the jazz flutist Herbie Mann and the blues-rock guitarist Duane Allman.

:flash: you know me, always ready when i comes to dissing the fugly iPod.
iPod-type earbuds cause hearing loss.

We’re seeing the kind of hearing loss in younger people typically found in aging adults. Unfortunately, the earbuds preferred by music listeners are even more likely to cause hearing loss than the muff-type earphones that were associated with the older devices.

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