You’re going deaf. That’s what the Daily Mail thinks, at least. The paper says that because iPod users are going deaf due to the extensive volume control on the iPod, Apple is implementing a new, automatic volume control. The patent reveals that soon-to-come iPods may automatically lower or raise the volume, based on elapsed listening time. Volume will also be controlled when the iPod is turned on, making sure not to start a song too loud. Although the Daily Mail thinks this is the real deal, weblog Engadget is weary of automatic volume control making it to iPods in the future.