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janepm

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well I was invited to attend an event the other night that had a cool speaker and music. It was great but I am telling you, even as a TRT graduate, my little ears were reverberating on Monday morning.

Next time it's some ear plugs, I cannot imagine why someone would think having music THAT loud in an enclosed environment would not cause such problems.

Anyway, my little ears survived but they do have their limits!

Happy Valentines Day everyone.

Jane, CA

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Hi Jane,

Glad you came out alright. Yes, everyone has their limits, and everyone should use ear protection in loud environments. What's too loud is open to debate, but I have some high frequency hearing loss from playing my music too loud in the past, and wouldn't I love to go back and start over ... knowing what I know now, of course.

Happy Valentines Day,

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aQuieterBreeze

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Hi Jane,

Thanks for the heads up about such things. Just out of curiosity - were there sub woofers being used?
The sound systems  some use these days are different from what was used in the past....
they did not use to have subwoofers. Though i have no idea if they had them where you went, but from what i understand many venues use them these days.
(And those can shake the floor.....and everything on it.)

Though i'm not ready to go anywhere loud yet, as i am still working on improving my tolerances to sound ....
In my view it's good to remember that if a place we are really seems too loud, For Us -
(such as a loud restaurant, a club or pub- concert, movie etc.......)
we should leave, unless we have hearing protection and it is sufficient, for us -  at the time.......
Sometimes getting further away from the speakers/sound system may help some -
(but too loud is too loud....)
Glad you are ok,  and thanks for the reminder, that even after one has improved greatly, or recovered - there can still be limits.....

You mentioned-
I cannot imagine why someone would think having music THAT loud in an enclosed environment would not cause such problems.

Have you thought of contacting whoever put on the event, and the venue - to let them knew the sound was too loud? Even for those without these hearing challenges, there are still limits to what is safe to be around. But I imagine those are exceeded every day. Though some places may not realize, unless someone mentions it .......and maybe the more people that say something, the more some places, or the people in charge of the sound for them,  may pay attention - we can only hope.

Hope you are doing much better today!
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LynnMcLaren

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Hi Jane, (((( Smiles ))))

Glad to see you out and about.
My ears have their limits too.
They never did before H struck!
But otherwise...
I'm lots lots better now.
Going out is fun!
If not always perfect..
Stay Well.... (((( Smiles ))))

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janepm

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Hi all: finally getting back to the computer.

I did mention to one of the members how loud this music was and I was told they were experimenting and to use earplugs but the fellow in charge of the music is the son of a HUGE musician, very well known in the past to the middle-aged crowd and I think that would fall on deaf ears but probably should have tried more.

I won't be going back anyway, it was a new Church forming and I've got my own.

I'm glad I went though.

Today I had an MRI, it was a 3 Telsa and went on forever. I found my Thunder 29 earmuffs REALLY help with these things alongside using my own earplugs.

I know Thunder 29's are not made anymore but wonderful as they don't have metal in them. The tech was telling me theirs fall apart. For other people's sake, does anyone know of any good muffs comparable to the Thunders without metal? I'd like to suggest the medical group buy them.

Sure glad to have that test over, it was supposed to be 15 minutes and I think it went on around 45 minutes. Closed one. 

Yikes!

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dpellerin

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does anyone know of any good muffs comparable to the Thunders without metal?


They still make the Bilson Thunder T3. There is no metal and they should be the same to the Thunder 29 in terms of noise reduction. Google it and you will find plenty of suppliers.
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aQuieterBreeze

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Hi Jane,

You mentioned -
I did mention to one of the members how loud this music was .....

You let someone there know about it, and that's good :-)

and you also said- -
I was told they were experimenting and to use earplugs but the fellow in charge of the music is the son of a HUGE musician, very well known in the past to the middle-aged crowd and I think that would fall on deaf ears but probably should have tried more.

It's hard to know how people will react,
But if there is a way to contact them, maybe it would still be worthwhile and helpful?
Not just for the presentations (Or services?) they may put on in the future, and for those attending them-
but for the people putting them on too...and others they know as well---
And if that kid's dad you mentioned is still around, and playing, or knows others that are  -
Maybe it would be helpful info for him, or other people he knows "in the business"  as well.
It's hard to know how to say things sometimes, but you may be able to help alot of others if you do.
I doubt many, who don't have it -  know much about hyperacusis .....

Just a thought, I realize you do what you can, (and Thank You for that!)  It's hard to know how someone else will take what we say sometimes......but it may be worth a try......

Hope things came out as good as possible with that MRI, and you are doing very well.

Wishing you the best of everything,
aQB
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Hi Jane,
you have to remember that LOUD to normal hearing people in most cases is OFF THE CHART loud for us with these conditions.
Maybe in future and you plan on going to these events you could walk with ear plugs or muffs,then you should not have any problem of triggering your H or T.
My worse noise source are Trains and I usually walks with ear plugs at all times.

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