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Posted 6/2/18 , edited 6/2/18

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I have Tinnitus constantly. Don't know how I got it, since I keep the volumes low on my computer and games. I'm used to it, and keep a fan on the lowest setting to help a little bit. I most likely got it when I suffered a concussion when I was 7 or 8 years old, but not sure, since I haven't been to a hearing doctor in a long time.


Driving with your car window down can attribute to it along with a myriad of other noises you'll hear out in town.

There are actually a few websites that list the decibels a lot of common sources put out and what be careful of.





P.S. to any parents out there, don't bring your children to military air shows. Some of the acts they put on with those jets are loud enough to damage your child's hearing even with double hearing protection.

Imagine them passing overhead so low and so fast that even tho you're wearing earplugs and earmuffs the highest frequencies sound like their crackling in your head to the point of physical discomfort. That's called damaging your hearing.

Think about your child's future please.

Infact don't be like my mother and bring your child onto an airplane with an sinus/ear infection. The pressure changes can cause loss of hearing due to nerve damage. You drive if you have to...
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Posted 6/2/18 , edited 6/2/18
^^ some dumb liberal bullshit. I've been to the Arlington air show so many times as a young child, and even with the most gnarly jets, ear muffs were sufficient to cut sound down by 35 dB or so.

Don't listen to someone who doesn't even have kids. Bring them where ever they want to go.
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Posted 6/2/18 , edited 6/2/18

Vahvi wrote:

There are actually a few websites that list the decibels a lot of common sources put out and what be careful of.

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like this ?

https://www.earq.com/hearing-loss/decibels

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Posted 6/2/18 , edited 6/2/18
Somewhat but fighter jet's output higher decibels that airliners and to put into perspective just how dangerous certain levels are said sites will also tell you how long you can be exposed before damage takes place.











This reminded me of what I call Sound Bombs you sometimes hear in online videos where they suddenly increase the volume and play garbled noises. I hate those but it's good to know you're considerate of others.
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When it comes to listening to music its no ones fault that its a wonderful thing to do that we may of all listen to it at a constant amount.

Music is getting worse and when it comes to hearing loss there are solid facts that point to the music being part of the problem, part of the issue is that the music was composed at a dangerous volume level in other words Music is by default already to loud which can damage the hairs in the ear etc.. it also completely destroys the dynamics of the sound most music these days are completely missing dynamics cause they are so loud I would say about 2 - 3 x louder than needed.

As some one who likes to compose music at times mostly classical my audio files are no were near close to bein as loud to pretty much any mp3 out there, to listen to music at a safer level 36 V would be high enough also be careful with technologies like Dolby Audio which can increase the audios volume and in general Dolby all it does is toss a massive amount of data away to make the file smaller and enhances the sound by mostly keeping what the ears can hear... its junk, so its a gimped file like mp3 only worse.

Just listen to a level ranging from 36 V to 40 V and you should be alright or lower.
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Posted 6/2/18 , edited 6/2/18
comparative noise example and how long it takes to damage hearing
anything >= 70 db is pretty loud...at least for me. i use an earmuff when vaccuming because of the noise.


koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:

^^ some dumb liberal bullshit. I've been to the Arlington air show so many times as a young child, and even with the most gnarly jets, ear muffs were sufficient to cut sound down by 35 dB or so.

Don't listen to someone who doesn't even have kids. Bring them where ever they want to go.


NRR does not work this way. just because an earmuff says 35db, it does not mean that wearing it will lower noise by 35 db.
the actual reduction is (NRR - 7) / 2
when wearing dual protection, the actual reduction is about (NRR - 2) / 2, where NRR in this case is the highest of the two protection

https://www.earsandears.com/noise-reduction-ratings-nrr-safe-noise-levels/
https://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/extra-protection-wearing-earmuffs-and-1218

the hightest NRR for a hearing protection headphones is about 35 dB (most hearing protection headphones offer 25-30 db NRR)
assuming one also wears earplugs, that would result in
(35 - 2) / 2 = 16.5 dB in actual noise reduction.

military jet take off is about 130 dB of noise
https://www.chem.purdue.edu/chemsafety/Training/PPETrain/dblevels.htm
which means that a dual hearing protection with a top of the line, best earmuffs within reasonable budget would reduce the noise to
130 - 16.5 = 113.5 dB
the purdue site says that 110 dB Average human pain threshold, but the treshhold for children is probably lower.
for comparison, exposure to 100 dB for 8 hours can result in serious damage, and 110 dB is twice as loud as 100 dB.

by the way, for a earmuff to reduce noise by 35 dB, it would have to have an NRR rating of 77 dB.
(x - 7) / 2 = 35 ----> x = 77

good luck finding such an earmuff.
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comparative noise example and how long it takes to damage hearing
anything >= 70 db is pretty loud...at least for me. i use an earmuff when vaccuming because of the noise.


koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:

^^ some dumb liberal bullshit. I've been to the Arlington air show so many times as a young child, and even with the most gnarly jets, ear muffs were sufficient to cut sound down by 35 dB or so.

Don't listen to someone who doesn't even have kids. Bring them where ever they want to go.


NRR does not work this way. just because an earmuff says 35db, it does not mean that wearing it will lower noise by 35 db.
the actual reduction is (NRR - 7) / 2
when wearing dual protection, the actual reduction is about (NRR - 2) / 2, where NRR in this case is the highest of the two protection

https://www.earsandears.com/noise-reduction-ratings-nrr-safe-noise-levels/
https://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/extra-protection-wearing-earmuffs-and-1218

the hightest NRR for a hearing protection headphones is about 35 dB (most hearing protection headphones offer 25-30 db NRR)
assuming one also wears earplugs, that would result in
(35 - 2) / 2 = 16.5 dB in actual noise reduction.

military jet take off is about 130 dB of noise
https://www.chem.purdue.edu/chemsafety/Training/PPETrain/dblevels.htm
which means that a dual hearing protection with a top of the line, best earmuffs within reasonable budget would reduce the noise to
130 - 16.5 = 113.5 dB
the purdue site says that 110 dB Average human pain threshold, but the treshhold for children is probably lower.
for comparison, exposure to 100 dB for 8 hours can result in serious damage, and 110 dB is twice as loud as 100 dB.

by the way, for a earmuff to reduce noise by 35 dB, it would have to have an NRR rating of 77 dB.
(x - 7) / 2 = 35 ----> x = 77

good luck finding such an earmuff.



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Posted 6/3/18 , edited 6/3/18
I can see how that can come about, loud earbuds/head phones, blasting music in the car, on the phone too much... so many factors. well there's also the other factors such as loud yelling, certain job forces... and then there's the natural hearing loss which happens as we age if we try to avoid some of the other dangers of hearing loss. and it is possible to blow your ear drums if the sound wave is too loud, so be careful out there.
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koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:


reckless freedom > safe tyranny





"It's okay son, you don't need hearing anyways. Ears were invented by the liberals to brainwash you into being a commie soyboy cuck."
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koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:


reckless freedom > safe tyranny





"It's okay son, you don't need hearing anyways. Ears were invented by the liberals to brainwash you into being a commie soyboy cuck."


What’s it say that I attended a lot of these shows as a young one, and have excellent hearing? Sit down weeb boy.

Posted 6/4/18 , edited 6/4/18
Wost still when a car hits you because you didn't care to look or hear it. That's probably a great way to go if the fear never set in because you zoned out after the hit anyway.
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What’s it say that I attended a lot of these shows as a young one, and have excellent hearing? Sit down weeb boy.



Sit down weeb boy?



You realize you are on a website dedicated to anime and Japanese pop culture in general right? Your status is ʜᴀʀᴜʜɪ sᴜᴢᴜᴍɪʏᴀ ғᴀɴ ᴄʟᴜʙ ᴘʀᴇsɪᴅᴇɴᴛ ~

There is this wonderful thing called self-awareness you should give it a try sometime

Although i have been humming snow halation to myself all afternoon so i guess your lame attempt at a put down is not altogether inaccurate

Anyways all that aside, your personal anecdote doesn't really hold water. sure you turned out fine, that doesn't mean taking a kid to a air show is necessarily a wise move. I will give you an example from my life, growing up in rural nebraska i often would ride in the back of my dads truck going down gravel roads at 40+ MPH. I turned out fine, nothing bad happened, does that make said practice safe or advisable? NO lol put your damn kids in the cab and buckle up. Or don't, but don't come crying to me if your kid gets hurled from the bed of your truck into a ditch landing in a bloody heap.

Your example reminds me of this lady
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KG912GXSaI
as hilarious and cute as that is, its not great advice. sure it works for her (and good on her), but that doesn't mean drinking three dr. peppers a day is good health advice, certainly that wouldn't work for everyone

Lets just run down the series of events that brought us here
1. a poster makes a reasonable post advising parents not to bring their kids to military airshows
2.You called that posters points "liberal bullshit"
3.A different poster shows up and refutes your points
4. I show up and dog pile on you mocking you for your frankly dickish post
5.You get butt hurt and call me a weeb
4B i guess?. Also there was something in there about tyranny for some reason

Anyway, I've said my piece. I think fostering and supporting your kids hobbies and interests is great, but you shouldn't just write off the potential risks as "liberal bullshit." I love loud raucous music concerts, but i don't try and claim it isn't bad for your hearing (it is) and write off any warning of adverse health effects as conservative propaganda. Because that would just make me look foolish
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koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:


-OlE- wrote:


koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:


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"It's okay son, you don't need hearing anyways. Ears were invented by the liberals to brainwash you into being a commie soyboy cuck."


What’s it say that I attended a lot of these shows as a young one, and have excellent hearing? Sit down weeb boy.

Sit down wee boy sounds better as an insult. Wee meaning little/small. We're all offended by your poor insult throwing skill.
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koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:


-OlE- wrote:


koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:


reckless freedom > safe tyranny





"It's okay son, you don't need hearing anyways. Ears were invented by the liberals to brainwash you into being a commie soyboy cuck."


What’s it say that I attended a lot of these shows as a young one, and have excellent hearing? Sit down weeb boy.

Sit down wee boy sounds better as an insult. Wee meaning little/small. We're all offended by your poor insult throwing skill.


Quiet, weeb jr

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Posted 6/5/18 , edited 6/6/18
60/60 rule for headphones? 60% volume for 60 minutes a day? Let's be honest here... how many people can abide by this rule?

Those gamers participating in E-sport will be going deaf a lot quicker than the rest of us.
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