Re: Tinnitus aka "ringing-in-the-ears"
I attended a trade conference, and was standing at the bar with another delegate in conversation when we both overheard someone mention hearing damage. We stopped talking to listen-in on their conversation.
Originally Posted by EricW
One said that his hearing had "never been the same after a live rock concert in about .... 1973...". At this, my friend said that his hearing too had been permanently damaged in approx. 1973. He asked the first person if he could recall when, where and the name of the group. "Yes, it was Jethro Tull at the Brighton Dome".
My friend said "Yes - same as me. Same concert, probably same evening". I added - 'that's incredible, because I have a school friend who attended the same convert at the same venue and who also consequently suffered permanent hearing damage'. So that's three people that we know of whose hearing was ruined from that one night's concert. How many of the entire audience were equally crippled? I understand that loudness is now regulated (or should be by the local council) and that there are enforceable rules about how loud these concerts can play; but as I don't attend them I'm not sure. Always take cotton wool to be sure: nobody can see it in the dark.
Listening too loud is not clever, not a badge of honour. It frustrates and annoys me when I see questions about how loud our speakers will play etc. etc.. You only get one set of ears and we design for a good sound at a moderate, safe, responsible loudness.
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK