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2013-12-18 09:03:51 AM
Que?
 
2013-12-18 09:05:32 AM
As opposed to my grandfather who went deaf working in a factory before the age of hearing protection. But I agree with the article. My hearing is for shiat.
 
2013-12-18 09:08:05 AM
I said you have a banana in your ear.
 
2013-12-18 09:08:34 AM
Is this another article with a vague question as a title to cover up the fact that they don't cover genuine news?
 
2013-12-18 09:10:17 AM
Can you hear me now?

/isn't it ironic
 
2013-12-18 09:16:33 AM
finally a headline that ends in a question mark where the answer  might actually be yes.
 
2013-12-18 09:19:05 AM
i can hear just fine, the problem is the shiat people say isn't worth listening to...
 
2013-12-18 09:23:24 AM
It's just a matter of time before we see class action suits against earbud manufacturer's.  No doubt the richer ones, like Apple, of course.
 
2013-12-18 09:30:01 AM
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2013-12-18 09:30:28 AM
I have permanent ringing and pain/sensitivity in my ears from my childhood, but it had nothing to do with music. I was put on a tractor at age 9 and pretty much stayed there until I graduated from high school. They weren't today's nice, quiet tractors either. These were old 30's - 50's era cabless, stupidly loud tractors. I finally wised up in my mid-teens and started wearing ear plugs, but the damage was done. I can still remember that feeling of getting off of the tractor after 12 hours and how the silence would rush in and make your whole head ring like a bell for about an hour. I can still hear okay, but I have to be really careful around loud noises because they are physically painful for me and because I don't want to actually go deaf.
 
2013-12-18 09:41:17 AM
I'm not yet 40 but have a hard time hearing my wife and kids over normal everyday noise that they seem to have no trouble with. I'm constantly asking them to look me in the face when talking to me because otherwise it's just mumble mumble. Or maybe that's learned behavior?
 
2013-12-18 09:52:51 AM

jaimegoo: Que?


You'll have to excuse him, he's from Barcelona.
 
2013-12-18 09:53:26 AM

mod3072: I was put on a tractor at age 9 and pretty much stayed there until I graduated from high school.


That's a very.....specialized education there.
 
2013-12-18 09:59:02 AM

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Looks like I scored higher than you! (somewhere around -22 or -23)

Yay me, and I'm older.

I was wondering how they were going to test hearing without actually knowing how loud my headphones were.

Those were getting hard towards the end though.
 
2013-12-18 09:59:40 AM
"Pardon?"

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*BUZZ* "Sorry, but 'Pardon' has never been an acceptable response on this game, you're off!"

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2013-12-18 10:12:20 AM

gfid: George Babbitt: [img.fark.net image 850x519]

Looks like I scored higher than you! (somewhere around -22 or -23)

Yay me, and I'm older.

I was wondering how they were going to test hearing without actually knowing how loud my headphones were.

Those were getting hard towards the end though.


Yeah, the question they never asked was "How often did you spend time in a car with a 2000 watt system?". I tried to answer the pre-test survey to compensate. I don't know if that affected my answers, but I think it was a considerable oversight on their part. I used a pair of decent over-the-ear headphones for the test and concentrated pretty hard. I don't think that the volume of the audio output device you choose would matter as it would increase the volume of the background noise as well equally.
 
2013-12-18 10:21:44 AM

Kibbler: Is this another article with a vague question as a title to cover up the fact that they don't cover genuine news?


Yep...... Slow news day is slow. Cause it's not like this hasn't been asked, oh I don't know, every other week by some news agency.
 
2013-12-18 10:35:29 AM
My genes tend toward hearing loss, I dug loud music as a troubled youth and I had meningitis in 1986. Not only do I not hear so well but my ears always make the most annoying "noises," often in a range I can't actually hear.

But it could be worse: Pete Townsend's made him pay for kiddie porn with his credit card.
 
2013-12-18 10:39:54 AM
I can hear tones meant for dogs that are supposedly way above the average human's hearing ability. According to my doctor it is not that rare, as 1 in every 300 adult males can hear the range I hear at my age (mid 20's). I work with a guy who hears the same range I do as an example.  What this translates to in everyday life is a desire to cut the next person who plays the Mosquito tone on their damn cell, and a sensitivity to things normal people don't hear like early sounds of failing hard drives, variances in engine sounds while driving, and a greater appreciation for fine tuning of instruments. I also cannot tolerate loud high pitched noise of any kind as it is physically painful.

/I also have a bit of sensitivity to non-standard light in that I can detect fluorescence of objects in sunlight.
//So UV, I guess.
///Flowers, clothes, paint, certain rocks, insects, etc.
 
2013-12-18 10:52:28 AM
However, vision has improved greatly since the 1950s, when zero people completed an online hearing test.
 
2013-12-18 10:56:57 AM
7 years of this pretty much did me in:


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2013-12-18 10:57:36 AM
FTA: The long-term effects of listening to amplified music are, as yet, unmeasured

False. Please see anyone who is exposed to high volumes for an extended period of time over many instances for details.

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2013-12-18 11:07:47 AM
i went to LOUD clubs for years and years and years, and I hear like a bat

life aint fair (for you)
 
2013-12-18 11:31:47 AM
My girlfriend would tell you, yes, I have hearing problems.
 
2013-12-18 11:37:58 AM
Obviously yes. Before headphones and iPods (and Walkmans) people never lost their hearing as they got older. This is a phenomenon that only started in the last 30 years
 
2013-12-18 11:52:38 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Obviously yes. Before headphones and iPods (and Walkmans) people never lost their hearing as they got older. This is a phenomenon that only started in the last 30 years


A lot of those people who lost their hearing over 30 years ago spent their entire working lives around loud machinery with no hearing protection. Just because people suffered hearing loss before those things were invented does not mean that they do not contribute to hearing loss.
 
2013-12-18 11:57:55 AM

mod3072: HaywoodJablonski: Obviously yes. Before headphones and iPods (and Walkmans) people never lost their hearing as they got older. This is a phenomenon that only started in the last 30 years

A lot of those people who lost their hearing over 30 years ago spent their entire working lives around loud machinery with no hearing protection. Just because people suffered hearing loss before those things were invented does not mean that they do not contribute to hearing loss.


Even with current hearing protection e.g. muffs and plugs, you only get ~15-30 D.B.A. reduction, maybe double with multiple forms of protection used, meaning that working around 150 D.B.A. levels still places you in the damage zone when protections are taken.

/wear protection when mowing the lawn these days
 
2013-12-18 12:16:17 PM
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2013-12-18 12:54:39 PM

mod3072: I have permanent ringing and pain/sensitivity in my ears from my childhood, but it had nothing to do with music. I was put on a tractor at age 9 and pretty much stayed there until I graduated from high school. They weren't today's nice, quiet tractors either. These were old 30's - 50's era cabless, stupidly loud tractors. I finally wised up in my mid-teens and started wearing ear plugs, but the damage was done. I can still remember that feeling of getting off of the tractor after 12 hours and how the silence would rush in and make your whole head ring like a bell for about an hour. I can still hear okay, but I have to be really careful around loud noises because they are physically painful for me and because I don't want to actually go deaf.


 I spent countless hours on old model John Deere tractors (A, 70, 720 and 730) as a kid. I know that feeling you refer to - you pull in the barn, shut everything down and your hearing isn't right for hours. Everything ringing and sounds seem very far away even when right next to you.
 
2013-12-18 02:10:39 PM

sxacho: I'm not yet 40 but have a hard time hearing my wife and kids over normal everyday noise that they seem to have no trouble with. I'm constantly asking them to look me in the face when talking to me because otherwise it's just mumble mumble. Or maybe that's learned behavior?


Selective deafness, works for me.
 
2013-12-18 05:23:25 PM

UtopianDevil: mod3072: I have permanent ringing and pain/sensitivity in my ears from my childhood, but it had nothing to do with music. I was put on a tractor at age 9 and pretty much stayed there until I graduated from high school. They weren't today's nice, quiet tractors either. These were old 30's - 50's era cabless, stupidly loud tractors. I finally wised up in my mid-teens and started wearing ear plugs, but the damage was done. I can still remember that feeling of getting off of the tractor after 12 hours and how the silence would rush in and make your whole head ring like a bell for about an hour. I can still hear okay, but I have to be really careful around loud noises because they are physically painful for me and because I don't want to actually go deaf.

 I spent countless hours on old model John Deere tractors (A, 70, 720 and 730) as a kid. I know that feeling you refer to - you pull in the barn, shut everything down and your hearing isn't right for hours. Everything ringing and sounds seem very far away even when right next to you.



The 720 is what I rode for the first five or six years. Those old 2-cylinder John Deere tractors had a very distinctive sound. I kind of wish I could drive one again now, but nobody has them anymore.
 
2013-12-18 08:25:58 PM
You sure you won't have a sandwich?

/CLANG
 
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