Is anvil ringing bad for hearing?
Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:41 PM
Here are some of the charts.
From this you may be able to estimate how loud your anvil is and the level of hearing protection that is needed.
Of course it isn't quite that simple. It is possible to lose hearing in specific frequencies from repeatedly being exposed to those frequencies. So if you listen to the anvil ring all day for years, you may find you can no longer hear that specific frequency.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:02 AM
Having now seen that chart I should not go to ball games either?
If it feels or tastes good .....It's just going to be bad for you!
Fools wander and wise men travel.
Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:22 AM
To answer the question about the shot string, my belief is it wouldn't matter how fast it was. Gunfire is just too loud, with a pistol being even worse due to the shorter distance of the muzzle to your ears.
Again, if you have ringing, you have done permanent, and irreversible damage to your ears.
A golf course is a terrible waste of a rifle range.
Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:39 AM
Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:04 AM
If it can't be fixed with a big hammer, it's an electrical problem!!....(Author unknown)
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:19 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:33 PM
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:20 PM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:07 AM
Sound is conveyed in two methods, via the ears and via bone. Ear plugs and ear muffs block the sound conveyed down the ear canal to the ear drum, via the hammer, anvil and stirrup and then into your cochlea. Bone, your skull, conveys the sound directly to your cochlea as the cochlea is encased in bone. The cochlea converts that energy into an electrical signal to your brain which interprets that signal to be a certain sound. Long term exposure to sound damages the 15,000 - 30,000 hairs in your cochlea to the point they cannot generate a signal.. therefore no sound perceived by the brain. So it is true! if you have profound hearing loss and a tree falls in the forest, it does not make a sound.. that you can hear!
Long term exposure over a certain level is cumulative and irreversible. The higher the decibel level, the shorter the time till damage has occurred. Extra high decibel level exposure can instantly and permanently damage your hearing. Most of the ear plugs I see only reduce the decibel level approx 30 decibels. so if you are shooting high power rifles with a wad of cotton in your ears, you still are receiving approx 120 decibels into the cochlea and damage will occur. Same is true in an industrial environment, or with anvils, or large power hammers.
Deaden sound as best possible, wear hearing protection, and get your hearing checked.
Also, if you have kids make sure their electronic devices can limit the amount of sound put into the ear buds, some of them can put huge amounts of sound out and they will have hearing loss in their early twenties.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:35 PM
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