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What we are looking for is a hack to the operating system of the iPod to lower the Maximum volume on my 12 year old Nieces iPod. My brother has tried everything and is turning to this as a last resort. The kid, as most of us as kids did with Walkman, is ruining her hearing. Any one have this or know how to write it?
If she seems determined to ruin her hearing, all your brother can do is try his best to stop her, but also tell her that if she insists on playing music too loud anyway, he will remind her later of what she did, and how she knowingly and willingly did it, and how she has no reason to feel sorry for herself when she eventually has to use closed-captioning to watch movies or TV because she's messed up her hearing so bad. (I know of at least one person who has to do this already, becaue they played music too loud. Seriously.)
Well, I guess he's made his choice, then. If the hack doesn't work, she gets to ruin her hearing. I just hope he tells her that in no uncertain terms that she is NOT to come back to him in 5, 10, 15 years and say, "Why didn't you tell me? Why didn't you stop me?" She is not to complain or whine or try to feel sorry for herself when her hearing gets worse and worse.
I had a friend (kind of) do that. I was always telling everyone in high school that if they played their music too loud, they'd have hearing problems. Of course they all blew me off. Years later, one of my friends had hearing trouble but had the audacity to say that "nobody told her" what the loud music would do. You could hear my guffaws a mile away . . .
(Sorry, I tend to get a little wound up about this subject. It's something so avoidable. And the consequences of not paying attention to the warnings about loud music are permanent. Like, for the rest of your life. It makes me very sad.)
Oddly, the most frank and readable stuff on this is the Philip Morris brochure on talking to your teens. In a nutshell--don't stop saying what you want to say, enforce the rules and explain (CALMLY, DAMNIT!) why you are concerned.