protect your hearing

@shelagh77 (3643)
January 31, 2007 10:48am CST
I see a lot of discussions regarding music and I know it is very considerate to listen to music via ear phones but please, please keep the volume down. I am losing my hearing through genetic defect so I read about the subject a lot and many people are going to lose their hearing solely because they blast their eardrums continuously via headphones. If you enjoy your music, treasure and look after your hearing, then you will be able to listen for the rest of your life, not just for the rest of your hearing days.
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@rainbow (6762)
31 Jan 07
That's kind of you to think of everyone, luckily the sound only goes up in my house when Shrek gets home as he seems to need it louder but most of the time I do not have a lot of noise around are rarely waer hearphones. I used to have 2 little speakers on my CD player when I walked Roo in his pram, so we could both listen and walk the pooch but we were never very loud an nursery rhymes never hurt anyone, lol
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@shelagh77 (3643)
1 Feb 07
Well, Rainbow, it is a subject dear to my heart, and I don't like to bore people with it, but even if people have not responded to the discussion, hopefully it has sunk into their subconscious. Maybe Shrek has slightly diminished hearing, many people do not realise they are losing their hearing because it happens so gradually that it is only when they realise that they are not able to follow conversations that they seek help. Luckily hearing aids today are much better than they used to be, and they are also so small that people do not know when you are wearing them. Also they have the distinct advantage that when I am walking through a shopping precinct and a little one decides to scream the place down I just turn my hearing aids off and the volume is not enough for me to suffer. Ditto when I have to put up with someone who gets on my nerves. I just turn them off and nod and smile lol. Enjoy the nursery rhymes, my favourite is "the wheels on the bus go round and round"!
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@rainbow (6762)
12 Feb 07
bless you Shrek will need a hearing aide eventually, because he uses noisy tools, hid dad and grandad are soo loud cos they don't wear theirs, grandad still shouts with his on, bless him. thank-you so much for best response!
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@shelagh77 (3643)
12 Feb 07
You are welcome re. the best response but keep nagging Shrek. It is not too late to wear ear protecters, however much people may mock. Deafness is irreversible. You want him to know when you are cross and shouting at him, don't you, so make him wear ear protection. Too late for grandad unfortunately, but he sounds really cute!
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 07
To late I used to do that lol but I can still hear you know No I have to say I agree with you and I have read that to I used to do it years ago to drown everything out and just to be left alone and I didn't have to listen to nothing else but it is not a good Idea
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@shelagh77 (3643)
1 Feb 07
At least you do not seem to have suffered from your ear bashings lol. I think it also depends on the pitch and perhaps what was loud then is not as loud as loud is now, if you get what I mean, as I am certain that televisions etc did not reach such ear shattering volumes when I was younger. I can hear sound but not clarity so basically the TV sounds like gibberish and if there is a nasty drum beat to the background music that is all I can hear!
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
1 Feb 07
never use head sets to listen to music but I do play my music loud going down the road lol
@shelagh77 (3643)
1 Feb 07
I presume you mean in your car? Well, now you will at least think about your hearing, and keep the volume comfortable, and if I can do that for a few people each day that is hopefully a few less people who will lose their hearing :-) have a great evening :-)