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High Fidelity Ear Protection for Music, Words in Noise, Hunting

Websites, media and other sources say use ear protection if you’re in damaging high level environmental noise whether that’s mowing the lawn, going to a concert or stadium event or doing some hunting or shooting. This couldn’t be more general or vague. It depends on if you need to hear in noise. Do you want …

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Volume Limiting Headphones versus WHO 60/60 Rule

[revised 12/7/17] Unprotected listening to music or noise louder than 80 dB  is proven to cause hearing loss and/or hyper ears. There are no volume limits on personal music devices. For various reasons. Including the extra loudness is needed if you plug the device into a TV or speaker system. So in a recent BBC …

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Music Protection or Why Wear Earplugs at a Concert?

There was a recent article by the BBC on music-induced hearing loss. They interviewed WHO (World Health Organization). Concerts came up as a definite hazard. Well exceeding 85 dB into higher decibel levels which can cause noise-induced hearing loss. Earplugs were recommended. But the question was asked: What is the point of a concert if …

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