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Discussion in 'Support' started by Sam Bridge, Jul 8, 2016.

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    1. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Hi All

      Just wanted to vent about how infuriating motorbikes are. My work office is on the side of a busy dual carriageway in London and some of the bikes that go passed are insanely loud, even sounding loud when im at my desk. If i How do the riders not go deaf??? Also, some cars seem to have crazy loud motors on them, like they have been modded, grrr.
       
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    2. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      Those riders go deaf, actually.
       
    3. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Not surprised because im on the 3rd floor of this building and some of them are crazy loud even from her inside. Those crazy people we going to regret it one day.
       
    4. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      There is the engine noise you hear + the wind noise when you ride. The wind noise alone can be very loud, depending on the speed.

      Some riders understand quickly they need ear plugs (most helmets give no/little protection), some don't and loose hearing before they know.
       
    5. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      In practice you don't loose hearing that fast - that's why we have these bikers.

      I used to ride a Honda X4 - 1400cc with very loud supertrapp exhaust back in the late 1990's ..great low frequency rumble at idle and very noisy at full throttle..after a while it gave me headaches it was so loud, still no T back then.
       
    6. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I am sure it contriubuted to eventually getting T though!
       
    7. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      pretty much everything contributed - i just liked it loud..my mistake
      loud clubbing for 3 decades
      firearms and explosions in the Army
      loud music at home and in the car..
      lots and lots of loud movies

      you get the picture
      the bike was a small part but yes..its cumulative but takes time

      bike alone would not do it i think..unless you ride for like 30 years
       
    8. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      my bike isn't much over 100db at road speeds. if you wear earplugs most people can tolerate that sound for a long time without any hearing loss, unless you're riding for hours a day for years.

      people with illegally loud exhausts are assholes, though...
       
    9. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      That's why I started to dislike riding my bicycle. Most motorbikes with stock exhausts are fine and some some without but there are the extremely noisy ones. Just today I got passed by about 2 or 3 of the really loud ones. Had to plug my ears as they went by because they were so loud, and even then it seemed loud. And it just seems like they deliberately will accelerate when they see a cyclist, out of sheer evil.
       
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