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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000356.txt from 2001/05

From: David Glenn <>
Subj: Re: [kl] ...more about sensitivity & decibels
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 10:06:43 -0400

William Wright wrote:

> -snip-


> I'm not a physician, but most audiologists say that the risk of
> permanent hearing damage begins at 85 dbA of repeated extended
> exposures. A web page from NIH (National Institute of Health) talks
> about risk of permanent hearing damage after 60 seconds of exposure to
> 110 dbA or after 15 minutes at 100 dbA.
> ....and these readings were taken _AFTER_ the DJ turned it down
> enough that I and other adults could notice a reduction.
> -snip-
> The question of what I'm going to do about this incident isn't
> relevant to the Klarinet list's conversation,


> Cheers,
> Bill


It would be interesting for me to hear what one *can* do about it.


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