The AirPods ruptured the eardrums of a 12-year-old in 2020 when a loud alarm sounded, according to a lawsuit against Apple in California.

The kid was watching a Netflix movie on his iPhone in 2020 with AirPods Pro in his ears. The child’s parents claimed that they had set the speaker at a low volume, but an alert was issued.”Amber Alert“Without warning, he made a loud noise, which damaged the child’s eardrum.

It is worth noting that the “Amber Alert” is a child abduction emergency alert, which was invented in the United States of America in 1996, and it is a service available in the United States to alert those in the same area in the event of a child abduction. The system was created as a legacy for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered.

The lawsuit alleges that Amber's alert ruptured the child's eardrum, damaged the cochlea, and caused severe hearing injury. He has since experienced bouts of dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus and nausea, and there is permanent hearing loss in his right ear, which requires him to wear a stethoscope.

Here, Apple has been accused of producing defective AirPods, which do not automatically reduce the volume of alerts or equal the volume of notifications and alerts. The lawsuit criticized Apple for failing to include warnings about the potential problem, and made claims that Apple was aware of the alleged design flaws. The lawsuit stated:

“As a direct result of Defendant's negligence in the design, manufacture and marketing of defective AirPods, Child BG has suffered significant temporary, permanent and persistent injuries, and has experienced psychological pain, physical harm, and persistent disability and impairment. He lost his ability to lead a normal life, and will continue to lead a miserable life in the future, and above all his inability to earn. The child has medical payment receipts for care related to injuries caused by defective AirPods.”

The lawsuit seeks compensation for BG and his parents, who are suffering from severe psychological distress due to the AirPods incident. They are seeking punitive damages in amounts that will punish the accused for their behavior and that will deter other technology companies from engaging in such bad behavior in the future.

There have been other complaints on social media about Amber Alerts noises when wearing the AirPods. Online reports indicate that the Amber Alert sound is really loud when played through the AirPods, even when the AirPods are set to a reasonable volume.

Amber Alerts can be turned off from Settings, Notifications, scroll down, and Deactivate the alert. There are also options to turn off emergency alerts and public safety alerts, although it's worth noting that these settings only appear in some countries.

last word

There is no doubt that the total reliance on AirPods headphones and placing them in the ear day and night and listening to loud songs and festivals has a great impact on hearing, its effect may not be noticed now, but with frequent use and age, its effects are clear and clear, so fair use is preferred not only in using headphones But in everything, so legalize the use of AirPods and make their use minimal. The grace of hearing is expensive and cannot be compensated for by anything. May God protect us and you from all evil.

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