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AirPod Malfunction Causes Eardrum Rupture, Hearing Loss

AirPod Malfunction Causes Eardrum Rupture, Hearing Loss

July 15, 2022 — A lawsuit claims that Apple AirPods can malfunction and cause eardrum ruptures or hearing loss.

The lawsuit was filed by the parents of a boy from Texas who was just 12 years old when he lost his hearing, according to NBC News.

His eardrum was allegedly “ripped open” when an Amber Alert came through at maximum volume on an AirPods Pro in his right ear when he had set the volume to “low” while watching Netflix on his iPhone.

The problem is that AirPods can malfunction and produce extremely loud, eardrum-bursting sounds from Amber Alerts and other Notifications, even when the user has set the volume to “low.”

A ruptured eardrum (perforated eardrum) is a hole or tear in the thin tissue that separates the ear canal from the middle ear. The symptoms may include ear pain, hearing loss, ringing in the ears or tinnitus, spinning sensation, nausea due to vertigo, and more.

Dozens of other people have also complained about tinnitus (ringing in the ears) on Apple’s Community Support website. Here is an example: “I’ve noticed high pitching noise even when music wasn’t playing. … Airpods are 100% damaging your ears and Apple must do something about it.”

The AirPods Lawsuit was filed against Apple Inc. on May 16, 2022 in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California – Case Number 3:22-cv-02900

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