I am beginning to strongly suspect my attack of T this past February, is from going to the cinema and seeing two movies fairly close in the space of time. I was never a movie goer, at least not in the last 20 years or so. In one war movie, I had my fingers in my ears at times, the other movie was not as bad. But I am now wondering if the industry or theaters understand that they may be contributing to the onslaught on T in people! If they are, they should be sued in my opinion. (This is only my opinion, not the opinion of where I found the bottom information) I went searching for what 'loud' is. I found some of these examples: The loudness of sound is measured in decibels (dB). Most experts recommend that you use earplugs when exposed to 85 dB and above. 20 dB Ticking watch 30 dB Quiet whisper 40 dB Refrigerator hum 50 dB Rainfall 60 dB Sewing machine 70 dB Washing machine 80 dB Alarm clock (two feet away) 85 dB Average traffic 95 dB MRI 100 dB Blow dryer, subway train 105 dB Power mower, chainsaw 110 dB Screaming child 120 dB Rock concert, thunderclap 130 dB Jackhammer, jet plane (100 feet away) This has certainly opened up my eyes. I will make sure to protect my ears from now on with earplugs.