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Quote of the day: Pete Townshend: iPods, "trouble ahead"

The guitarist wrote on his Web site that listening to MP3 players may lead to widespread hearing loss.

Pete Townshend, 60-year-old guitarist for rock band The Who, said his hearing was irreversibly damaged by years of using studio headphones and has cautioned digital music player listeners, according to The Associated Press.

"I have unwittingly helped to invent and refine a type of music that makes its principal components deaf," he said on his .

"Hearing loss is a terrible thing because it cannot be repaired. If you use an iPod or anything like it, or your child uses one, you MAY be OK...But my intuition tells me there is terrible trouble ahead." Click here for full story.