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Apr 11, 2007

What comes after blasting music? It could be hearing loss, students told:

Her meter showed 85 to 90 decibels, the equivalent of a gas-powered lawnmower held at arms’ length. At that level, the federal government would limit exposure to eight hours or less in a workplace, said the audiologist, Sharon G. Kujawa .

Typical article describing the dangers of high sound levels on human hearing. I’m just impressed that the authors, in providing the obligatory “xx dB is roughly the loudness of <insert device/activity>” example, actually related the sound level to the distance of the source. Good job.

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