Saturday, May 1, 2010

Give it a Rest!

Most musicians don’t realize it, but as the volume goes up, the length of time the ear can tolerate the exposure decreases exponentially. The human ear can only take so much sound for so long. Dr. Theresa Schulz is president of The National Hearing Conservation Association says noise-induced hearing loss is something that happens slowly and then it’s too late to do anything about it. The human ear can withstand about 85 decibels of sound, for eight hours at a time. That’s the level of a factory. But at 100 decibels, damage to the ear can happen after just 15 minutes. Then answer is giving the ear regular rest.

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