Has Anybody Been Go-Karting with Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by geg1992, Apr 18, 2015.

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    1. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      Have been invited to go, but can't find anything on the web about the volumes from the karts.

      I guess It'd be fine with plugs?
       
    2. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      You'll be fine. Go and enjoy yourself. Just make sure you put in your plugs deep and correctly.
       
    3. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      its your call remember the motors are on the back and close to your ears. i wouldnt too close..but its your life man. and they are loud, if they are traditional go-karts.
       
    4. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      Thanks for the advice. I have plugs which cut out a minimum of 33db, so I guess as long as they're not over 113db they would be fine? And the helmet must cut out sound too?
       
    5. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      Are they those electric ones indoors? Or gas powered ones ive used some before T man and those things are pretty loud.. If your un easy about going dont risk it especially if youve been experiencing sensitivity to noise lately @geg
       
    6. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      Gas powered ones, just lawnmower engines stuck to go karts basically haha. Yeah I don't think I'll risk it to be honest, just frustrating as it was one of my favourite things to do.
       
    7. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I never ride my motorcycle without 33 db plugs, and it maxes out at about 110db. But, I do notice some ear fatigue after riding for more than a few minutes even at that, and I am on the verge of giving the bike up even though I don't want to. YMMV...

      I did go-karts in the desert in Vegas last summer (with plugs), and didn't have any problems from that. That go-kart was definitely not as loud as my motorcycle, either. 110db is really loud.
       
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