Getting an earful: using earbuds, headphones, and AirPods at work

I have a retired friend who unretired himself for a part-time job. The job requires attention to detail. The office in which he works, however, plays music constantly. It just so happens the agreed-upon station plays the classics he grew up listening to, and now he can't stand the sound of any of them. His solution—Bose Noise Masking Sleepbuds—which I must say are pretty neat. But it got my little lawyer brain thinking, what are the potential ramifications to an employer for permitting the use of earbuds (my catch-all phrase, which includes headphones and similar devices)?

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