90 dB for 10 Minutes — Safe or Not?

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    1. Rhea
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      Rhea Member

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      2004
      Opinions please - I have a skin complaint that is greatly helped by UV light so having a short session on the sun bed now and then really helps.

      The sunbeds have a large fan at the top, obviously to keep the unit cool when in use and stop it from exploding or whatever,.....problem is the fan is around 85/90db...I know this because I measured it.

      So obviously I don't want to aggravate my t any further than it already is, but also my skin is driving me mad and I know some UV rays are really the best thing to help (being I live in the UK catching some sun naturally is usually out f the question lol )

      So 90db for ten minutes (obviously I will wear 32d protection plugs)..safe or not? I am just worried about this whole bone conduction thing lately...aslo the fan is quite a deep low frequency and I know that plugs tend to be better at blocking out the higher freq' sounds....

      any opinions welcome :) thanks! x
       
    2. Dr. Nagler

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      04/1994
      Safe
       
    3. Telis

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      Safe for sure.
       
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    4. SoulStation
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      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
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      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      Safe
       
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    5. RichardRR
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      RichardRR Member

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      SAFE
       

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    6. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

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      Acoustic trauma
      And .................safe!
       
    7. Brianna
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      Brianna Member Benefactor

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      No clue - too many causes.
      No brainer ... safe! Yeah, the UK doesn't have much sun.
       
    8. LeQuack
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      LeQuack Member Benefactor

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      No worries, actually might I suggest these:
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Etymotic-MC...8&qid=1430935085&sr=8-1&keywords=Etymotic+MC5

      They're headphones, but they have 35 dB - 42 dB of noise isolation, especially the foam plugs, there are several types that are included with the headphones. They basically isolate the same as normal ear plugs but because they are headphones you can still listen to music and not the elevated tinnitus and no fear of hyperacusis.
       
    9. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

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    10. billie48
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      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

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      Here is a sound dB chart by ATA. They say you need protection above 85 dB. So 90dB for 10 minutes with 32 dB rated ear plugs should be SAFE.

      (according to ATA) http://www.ata.org/for-patients/how-loud-too-loud

      20 dB Ticking watch............ 85 dB Average traffic
      30 dB Quiet whisper........... 95 dB MRI
      40 dB Refrigerator hum.....100 dB Blow dyer, subway train
      50 dB Rainfall.................... 105 dB Power mower, chain saw
      60 dB Sewing machine...... 110 dB Screaming child
      70 dB Washing machine.... 120 dB Rock concert, thunderclap
      80 dB Alarm clock ............ 130 dB Jack hammer, jet plane (100 feet away)
      ............................................ 140 dB Gun shot (this dB info is from another source)
       
    11. Rhea
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      Rhea Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Thanks to all that replied, and yes, I know by "normal standards" it should be more than safe, but still like to get the valued opinion of my fellow T people :)

      Thank you....and roll on some UV rays tomorrow!
      x
       
    12. Christian78
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      Christian78 Member

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      (Sep 2013)
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      progressive tinnitus, time of expiring in next 3-6 months
      10 min is safe, 1h can do some permanent damage that say on 100dB, bone conduct really is not same as dentist , use light ear plugs+cover for eyes and it is ok ;)
       
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    13. Christian78
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      Christian78 Member

      Location:
      Gothenburg
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      (Sep 2013)
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      progressive tinnitus, time of expiring in next 3-6 months
      i think MRI can go even to 130 dB depending on what they are doing and how strong Testla radiation is + how long
       
    14. adam2525
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      adam2525 Member

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      2001
      You will be fine. Absolutely nothing to worry about.
      OSHA say exposure to 90 db can be 8 hours, while NIOSH who are a lot more cautious say your exposure can be 2 hours. See here.
       
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    15. billie48
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