The whole crux of the article is that iPods and other digital music players can hold far more music than a cd, and play it back with no distortion, thus making to to where your ears are sustaining damage for longer periods of time. Kids are basically subjecting their ears to sustained levels of damage a concert can’t even begin to compare with.
Ouch. I earned my hearing loss thanks to roughly ten years of standing next to speaker stacks and shitty car stereos. These kids get to go deaf without getting beer spilled on them or punched in throat or burned with inconsiderate cigarettes? Bastards.