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    ok, suppose you're in a very loud environment. you're listening to music. in order to hear your music clearly enough, you need to turn it up very loud, but in comparison to the level of volume around you, it isn't very loud. so my question is, if the volume of the music you're listening to is only a little above that of the volume of your environment, even though it's really loud, is it not much more damaging to your ears than the noise of the environment around you, so you might as well listen to it, because your hearing's being damaged anyway? I think that got a little complicated...hope it's clear enough though.


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    Well, the music that you are listening to will add more damage than just the environment. Best thing to do is create silence by destroying your environment- pollute

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    Noise is damage to the ears, go well out into the woods and that is the level of noise your ears were designed for. All that damn heavy rock music and partying and I'm almost deaf as a post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Noise is damage to the ears, go well out into the woods and that is the level of noise your ears were designed for. All that damn heavy rock music and partying and I'm almost deaf as a post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincaveman
    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Noise is damage to the ears, go well out into the woods and that is the level of noise your ears were designed for. All that damn heavy rock music and partying and I'm almost deaf as a post.


    but it was fun :wink:
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    so it would add to the damage rather than covering it up, then adding a little more on top?
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    it also heavily depends on the frequencies of the sound - really high frequencies will harm your hearing - aslo men and women tolerate high frequencies differently and age also plays a role. mens frequency response is between 20hz and 16khz and women between 20hz and 18khz - roughly. listeningto loud and continuous striking of an instrument - ie drums - fora period of 15 minutes or more contributes to possible hearing loss. if the noise and music share the some of the same frequencies the sounds of those particular frequencies will be amplified therefor pose as more of a danger to one's hearing. hope it answers your question
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    If you want to know the level of sound our ears were designed for go well out into the woods and listen.... The noise there is about 75db, in a disco it can be up to 120db - That's a log scale so every 3dbs doubles
    so your disco is actualy about 16,000 times louder. Your ears however are able to dynamically adjust over a small part of this range. Anything louder than the noise of a petrol driven lawnmower will, in time, cause damage.
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