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  • Good news about loud noise and hearing loss

    Occasional very loud noises like rock concerts may not damage hearing - the short term hearing loss afterwards is actually your ear trying to prevent damage.

    Long term exposure is still bad though so keep the earplugs in if you enjoy practicing with that Marshall stack.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130415172300.htm
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    edremy wrote:
    Occasional very loud noises like rock concerts may not damage hearing - the short term hearing loss afterwards is actually your ear trying to prevent damage.

    Long term exposure is still bad though so keep the earplugs in if you enjoy practicing with that Marshall stack.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130415172300.htm

    I think it's pretty safe to say that the majority here do not consume loud music in an occasional way.   We probably all qualify as what they call "chronic exposure"....lol.

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      Lol absolutely. I bet if we polled everyone, at least half of us have tinnitus. My hearing is still 100%, according to a hearing test, but I have tinnitus (although I got mine from blunt force, not loud noise). I almost always wear plugs at shows, and I'll also use them for performance whenever possible.
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      • J Backlund
        J Backlund commented
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        My tinnitus is from riding motorcycles, not music. Full-face helmet and almost always stock mufflers, but the wind roar is still horrific and damaging in the long run. I didn't wear ear plugs nearly enough.



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