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The network applauds the Royal National Institute for Deafness (RNID) call for the Federation International Football Association (FIFA) to provide free earplugs for those attending the World Cup. 

Audiology Specialist, Crystal Rolfe, says: "One vuvuzela just behind you will hit you with more than 125 decibels of sound – much louder than a road drill – which will really hurt your ears and, when added to hours of partying with loud music in pubs and clubs, can cause permanent hearing loss over time. With thousands of fans playing vuvuzelas at the same time, the accumulated noise will be even greater.

"We're asking FIFA to take the hearing of supporters seriously by publicising the sound levels of matchday stadia so that fans can protect themselves and enjoy the world’s greatest football festival without worrying about experiencing temporary tinnitus or permanent hearing loss."

To read more see this link:
http://www.rnid.org.uk/mediacentre/press/2010/vuvuzela_sound.htm

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FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has refused to have sound levels measured in the stadia at the World Cup games, much less provide ear plugs. 

I suspect we will have some new contributors to this website after the World Cup ends.

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I find that even listening to vuvuzela's on the TV hurt my ears! I hope they don't make an appearance in the UK, I think Ipswich Town have banned them. Good, though it is still too loud at the football.
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Vuvuzela links I read searched and saved.

With love, Mirjam Vonk

 

 

1.

World Cup Fans warned – vuvuzela

8 juni 2010

 

http://www.hearingreview.com/news/2010-06-08_02.asp

 

 

2.

What makes the sound of vuvuzelas so annoying?

14 juni 2010

 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19041-what-makes-the-sound-of-vuvuzelas-so-annoying.html

 

 

What's all this about the vuvuzela?

14 juni 2010

 

http://isophonics.net/content/whats-all-about-vuvuzela

 

 

3.

Devuvuzelator squelches the vuvuzela

Whether you want more vuvuzela or less, new computer programs can help

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37924273/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

 

 

4.

PubMed

Vuvuzela sound measurements

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20459951

 

 

5.

PubMed

Vuvuzela - good for your team, bad for your ears

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20459912

 

 

6.

PubMed

Football match spectator sound exposure and effect on hearing: a pretest-post-test study.

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20459971

 

 

7.

YouTube

Vuvuzela-Konzert

 

With English subtitles:

 

  

 

8.

YouTube

Deutschland presentiert: Die Antwort auf den Heineken Pletterpet

 

 

9.

FIFA – World Cup Matches / Results

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/index.html

 

 

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10.

Speciaal voor oranjesupporters: het vuvuzela-noodpakket:

14 mei 2010

http://www.hoor.nl/index.php?s_page_id=202&rubriek=15&id=2089&mailing=1

 

 

11.

Grote vraag naar oordopjes in Zuid-Afrika

12 juni 2010.

http://www.nu.nl/buitenland/2268237/grote-vraag-oordopjes-in-zuid-afrika.html

 

 

http://www.volkskrant.nl/sport/article1389479.ece/Grote_vraag_naar_oordopjes_in_Zuid-Afrika

 

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NVVS enthousiast over superherrie vuvuzela

NVVS kaart superherrie vuvuzela aan

10 juni 2010

 

http://www.nvvs.nl/?s_page_id=40&s_n_id=1946&PHPSESSID=05bc82f2f19bbb649ebd549924656941

 

13.

Vuvuzela-protest wordt grimmiger

12 juni 2010.

http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/2010/06/vuvuzela_protest_wordt_grimmig.html#comments

 

 

14.

Gehoorbescherming op weg naar Nederlands Elftal

13 juni 2010

http://www.doof.nl/Gehoorbescherming-op-weg-naar-Nederlands-Elftal-17-2116.htm

 

 

15.

Al meer dan miljoen vuvzela apps gedownload

http://www.volkskrant.nl/multimedia/article1390297.ece/Al_meer_dan_miljoen_vuvuzela-apps_gedownload

 

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Vuvuzela’s slecht voor de gezondheid

16 juni 2010

http://www.nu.nl/gezondheid/2270894/vuvuzelas-slecht-gezondheid-.html

 

17.

Vuvuzela veroorzaakt permanente gehoorschade

16 juni 2010

http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1045/WK-voetbal/article/detail/490935/2010/06/16/Vuvuzela-veroorzaakt-permanente-gehoorschade.dhtml

 

18.

Vuvuzela’s internationaal gedempt

17 juni 2010.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wk2010/6974196/__Vuvuzela_s_internationaal_gedempt__.html?sn=binnenland,buitenland

 

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Dirigent leidt recordpoging vuvuzela blazen

22 juni 2010

http://www.nu.nl/opmerkelijk/2275495/dirigent-leidt-recordpoging-vuvuzela-blazen.html

 

20.

Vuvuzela zorgt voor infecties

23 juni 2010

http://www.nu.nl/gezondheid/2276370/vuvuzela-zorgt-infecties.html

 


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Interesting articles MirjamVonk, thanks for posting the links. 

My maternal ancestors were Native American Indians, so we have always attributed our exceptional hearing to those genes.  Since many of my relatives have hyperacute hearing, we have always just naturally avoided loud environments, so we have the lovely benefit of enjoying good hearing well into old age.  Can't think of a single relative that needed a hearing aid ! 

One of the articles you posted a link to, mentioned that a noise is more annoying if we cannot control it.  I suspect this is very true, and I do find noises I can't control especially annoying. 

I have watched some of the World Cup on my laptop with the sound turned off.  Fortunately I process information quickly with my eyes, so don't really need the noise to know what is going on.  If I can see it, I can understand it.

Well thanks again for the links. 

Sharon

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