How Can People's Sensitivity to Noise be so Different?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Philip83, Aug 23, 2014.

    1. Philip83

      Philip83 Member Benefactor

      Swede living in Austria
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma from loud moped (2001) Noise blast (2014)
      I've played in a punk/hardcore band for 11 years. Both our guitarists and drummer NEVER uses earplugs. None of them have tinnitus and no noticeable hearing loss that bothers them in daily life. After playing and watching hundreds if not thousands of concerts, HOW is this possible?
    2. attheedgeofscience
      No Mood

      attheedgeofscience Member Podcast Patron Mighty Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Resolved since 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      See information page
      I don't know.

      But I do know that...

      1) they eventually will get tinnitus (if they continue to play in bands), and
      2) they almost certainly do have (some) hearing loss already now.
      • Agree Agree x 1
    3. Sound Wave

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      I agree, they most likely have hearing loss, as too almost all people when they grow old. But our brains are different and they filter the resulting T sounds differently. Unfortunatelly in our case the filtering mechanism has gone wrong...

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