What's Louder, a Rock Concert or My Daughter Crying?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jkph75, Jun 1, 2016.

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    1. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Not so sure now. Her 4 month old little lungs can crank out 90db of sound. I knew she was very loud but didn't know she was that loud until we measured it. Perhaps, I have located the source of my T. I think I need to invest in some good hearing protection:)
       
    2. GregCA
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      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Since the sound power is divided by 4 whenever the distance to your ears is doubled, it makes a big difference how far the source of the noise is relative to your ear. So your 4 month old can easily feel more powerful than a concert speaker if she gets close to your ears when she cries.
      It's not just the raw power of the source - it's also the distance to your ears.
       
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    3. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I was half kidding. She really is that loud but I didn't really think she had done any damage. She is right by my ear all the time crying. I got a new tone one night after she had been crying for a really long time. I joked that it was b/c of her crying. Maybe it was. Guess I'll have to get some good protection for my ears.
       

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