Letter: Noisy music is dangerous to aural health

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Sir: Further to Lilian Simlett-Moss's letter (24 April), may I echo her question, why do we permit dangerous levels of sound in public entertainment? I write as one who listened to the Rolling Stones' Cardiff Arms Park concert from the steps outside the stadium, having been forced to leave my husband, friends and (expensive) seat because of my discomfort.

But another aspect of this "noisy music" phenomenon causes disagreements in our house. I maintain that, both on the radio and television, the sound level increases for musical bits of otherwise non-musical programmes. My husband and son say it's just my paranoia about noise. Does anyone agree with me?

MAIR GAUNT

Cardiff

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