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Are Apple Airpods capable of producing 165 decibels of sound?

Inspired by this article, where a Texas family claim that an "Amber Alert" on their son's Airpods caused his eardrum to rupture. The lawsuit was started in 2022 and is still ongoing.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10830803/Boy-suffered-ruptured-ear-drum-hearing-loss-Apple-AirPods-blared-Amber-Alert.html
According to this, sound levels starting from 165 decibels would cause eardrum rupture:

https://evidence.unboundmedicine.com/evidence/view/EBMG/457351/all/Acute_acoustic_trauma#:~:text=An%20intense%20sound%20wave%20will,also%20rupture%20the%20tympanic%20membrane.

Are the Apple Airpods physically capable of producing 165 decibels of sound?
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The figures I see being banded around from audiophile sources and other hardware reference sites seems to be a maximum of 110dB, one reference of 120 but that was an outlier with no associated data. That's already at the upper limit of what could be considered safe listening volume, I can't imagine they're engineered to go 50% louder than that.

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