Audi R8 Too Loud?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sean, Aug 3, 2014.

    1. Sean

      Sean Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01-01-2011
      Hi everyone,

      I have worked hard all my life and finally I can afford my dream car Audi R8 V8.
      My concern is that would it be too loud inside? My tinnitus is extremely reactive to loud noises.

      I even now wear ear plugs when driving. Can any one please help?

      There is one study done... when I google "audi noise level DB " ...one study came up and showed how loud cars are... Audi R8 was at number 2!!

      Thanks in advance.
       
    2. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Wow, lucky you! :) I haven't driven one but I know these cars are engineered to be loud.
       
    3. Karl28
      No Mood

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      Maybe go for a test drive first?
       
    4. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      Wear ear plugs, you will be fine! It's not going to be louder than 80-85db max, even when accelerating, new cars are well insulated and made to be quiet inside, it's not like you are buying a chopper or an old muscle car. I drive a sports car and it's not that loud especially with ear protection.

      I think to some degree regarding noise we are getting to be on the side of ridiculous, myself included.
       
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    5. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      It´s not a loud car if you ask me. Easy on the pedal:)
       
    6. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      You will be fine with ear plugs bro, don't let T ruin you getting your dream car, I drive a Tommi makinin evo and that can be a bit loud when your revving right out to 8,000 rpm!
       
    7. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Nice!
       

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    8. Luca
      Amused

      Luca Member

      It is not going to be so high pitched anyway. I wouldn't worry too much and floor it :D Perhaps opt for the V10 for extra ear blasting purposes :p I think the V8 is also found in the RS4? that thing makes sort of a growly rumble. Shouldnt be a problem.
       
    9. LondonGirl

      LondonGirl Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      My BF had one. They are loud but also the suspension is rock hard and makes the passenger feel nauseous (or maybe that was just his driving!) the latter is obvs nothing to do with tinnitus but just sayin' !
       

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