Door Banged Near Head — Risk of Ear Damage?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Zander93, Oct 13, 2016.

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    1. Zander93

      Zander93 Member

      My room door takes a few attempts before it closes properly, after which my ear feels full and kind of like they've been impacted; on this occasion. I use a wheelchair so my ear was only a hall foot away from the door handle Is this enough to cause damage?

      I heard a door slam is 90db, is it louder as you get closer?
       
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    2. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Wow 90db?? Are you slamming the thing out of anger?
       
    3. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      I believe if the door closer mechanism is working half decent, it will slow the door down almost to a stop before the final release. May want to have someone adjust the closer if yours is not working properly. I could easily repair this thing myself but I have years of experience with these units.
       
    4. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      You could also try using little rubber bumpers on the door frame. Even that foam strip stuff that has adhesive on one side. Use a couple pieces and stick them to the frame where the door hits the frame. Might quiet it down. I don't think the door handle clicking is all that noisy.
       
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    5. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

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      Australia
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      06/2016
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      Noise..no idea.. unicorns?
      No, and I doubt a door slamming is 90DB.
       
    6. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

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      It can 90dB or more, it all depends on the kind of door and impact.

      I had one last week, my T and H didn't like it but it was ok after a few days.
       
    7. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Yes I know doors can slam pretty loud especially if you have a window open and there is a breeze or suction that helps the door to close very fast. Had that happen here on many occasions and it almost sounds like a small gun going off, like a 22 cal. If it happens often then get something to insulate the frame from the door, like that thin foam weatherstripping with adhesive on one side. I dunno, just trying to offer suggestions to help.
       
    8. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      A door slamming can easily exceed 90db. For a short blast of sound 90db is nothing to be concerned about though. Simply clapping your hands is around this level as well.

      Obviously the overall level has a lot to do with the materials involved, the force involved and the distance you are from it.
       

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