How Loud Is a Supermarket Tag Alarm? Can It Cause Hearing Damage/Worsen Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by johnsole65, May 12, 2020.

    1. johnsole65
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      johnsole65 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
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      I have been having some awful ear issues lately.

      I have muffled hearing in my left ear.

      Was diagnosed with ETD and was put on nasal steroids.

      Today I went to the doctor and he said I had dry wax compacted in my left ear. Great News got some Oil and also Otex.

      On my way back, I went to a Sainsbury's for cloths (don't go there usually, COVID-19).

      On the way out the alarm went off and I was right next to one. I was there for a good 5 seconds and it was loud. I moved away. They said they hide tags under the trousers! Well take them off!

      I let it go but there has been a crazy spike in loudness and my right ear sounds muffled and dull.

      How loud do those things get, could they cause damage? It wasn't a "painful" sound.

      I assume they must follow some safe guide?
       
    2. Bobbette

      Bobbette Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
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      Those alarms are about 100 decibels but they are not dangerous because of the short duration they last.
       
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      johnsole65
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      johnsole65 Member

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      Thanks, did you measure them or would you say that's an estimate?
       
    4. Bobbette

      Bobbette Member

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      One of the workers estimated it to be that. I guess you could email them and ask for a confirmation on the loudness level.
       

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