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People go to concerts to hear music.. then put earplugs into their ears? What's wrong with this picture?
usually to preserve hearing since once it's gone, it'll never come back. As a musician, having plugs that filter out the loudest db while preserving the music is essential.
or else you'll be at 35 going "what?" all the time and having difficulty picking apart sounds in a crowd.
You can still hear the music very well, and in some cases better than you would without earplugs. Since at the loud SPLs of concerts they are so loud your ear distorts and can't hear with as much detail.
This is an extremely ignorant view. Do some research before you try to make people feel dumb for protecting something irreplaceable
I'm sorry if my comment went over your head. But I do appreciate your insightful feedback!
just in case clicking that link proves too tricky for ya.....
"Dr. Carol Rousseau, a clinical audiologist, tells Ultimate Classic Rock that “music-induced hearing loss is caused by damage to the hair cells in the cochlea or inner ear. Hearing loss can occur gradually over time or, if it's loud enough, it can occur after just a single exposure. You can have a temporary threshold shift, where the hearing can return after approximately 16 or so hours after initial exposure. But after multiple exposures — like playing concerts night-after-night — and not letting your ears rest, it can lead to a permanent threshold shift.”Rousseau says that National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) “considers a safe noise dose to be 85 decibels (dB) for eight hours a day,” but that for every three-dB increase, that time period is cut in half. And for bands that regularly pack bigger venues like arenas and stadiums, that can prove costly down the line. “I’ve read the loudness levels at AC/DC concerts range anywhere from 105 to 130 dB,” she notes. “At 105 dB, damage can occur after only about 15 minutes of exposure. And damage to the inner ear can occur instantaneous at 120 dBs. ... It’s balancing loudness and duration.” "
OK, I give up. You are too dense and obviously also far too arrogant to get it, so I'll explain it for you..
The comment has nothing whatsoever to do with volume! Now, you will have to open your mind a little bit and imagine a "concert" given at volume levels that are not damaging to one's hearing. Believe it or not, they do exist out there. You've just never been to one.
The original comment, meant to be a joke more than anything, is simply this..
Why would one pay good money to listen to something, then put earplugs into their ears when they go to hear it?
Pretty funny, huh?
well, and you're so damned arrogant that you PRESUME to know exactly WHAT I listen to.
Toronto Symphony season holder here, so.....
oh yeah, then there's the jazz arts group I support and attend....lessee, well, I'm going to this in January;
Will THAT do?
guess I HAVE been to, oh, MORE than one.
Many many many.
Maybe I'll take my earplugs....SURE.
who is it that's dense?
You're clearly unable to conceive that the persons that you are busy insulting may just have the sense to protect their hearing when circumstances call for it.
NOBODY defined that they wear the plugs to EVERYTHING, but you are busy assuming, presuming.
And being needlessly insulting, mostly because you just plain said something stupid.
You see, you're just this negativist who now feels like he has to defend his insult to people who are intelligent enough to protect their hearing, because he assumed some things about what they meant. And what they listen to. Are you assuming that what you listen to is better than what they are listening to?
Your remark wasn't particularly specific enough to carry anything intelligent enough to have gone OVER anybody's head. When people didn't appreciate your smack, you insult them again without actually having the credibility for doing so.
You only came up with some rationalization for your insult, (and offering more of the same), after anybody called your crap and offered intelligence for why your insults are offensive.
I find you VERY funny.
very. very. funny.
but a waste of my time.
that's enough spindled on you.
Because they don't want hearing loss but still want to go see the live performance and feel the music, which is only possible at high volume. That's why people use earplugs.
You think people are missing your "clever" point but they're not. They're just pointing out that what you think is a clever insight is actually just ignorance.
Mr. [deleted user], what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Got it just right. Pisses me off to no end that I have to wear earplugs that ruin the music because j--cka-ses on the sound board are half deaf, especially at upper freqs. At least freq analyzers/db meters are cheap enough that some are starting to use them as supplements -- or have customers who do and then can back up their complaints. I've lost the superior upper end hearing I used to have to age/years of live music (and on one side thanks to being in the wrong place when an unused speaker suddenly erupted at max volume, literally --yes, actually -- dropping me to my knees) so I resent losing what's left of the actual instrument sounds to muffling because the volume approaches Euro-disco levels.
Everyone who works sound should be required periodically to start a concert with one foam earplug in, then remove it at the break. Music and conversation is so much clearer on one side. Cymbals sound like a different instrument in each ear.