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Important info about decibels.

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Is everyone aware how hearing damage occurs. It's not how loud it is, but rather how loud it is over a period of time.

A little bit of loudness over a long period can be more harmful than a very loud sound over an extremely short time.

Take the time to check over this chart. Or otherwise expect me to "turn a deaf ear" when you start whining later in life that you can't enjoy music anymore.
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I had an audition 10 days ago with a REALLY FREAKIN LOUD basement metal band. Too late, I realized just how loud it was - I was too focused on trying to play songs I had *just* learned, worry about my own sound and volume, and etc. When I came out of my own head for air I realized holy crap this is loud. And reached for my earplugs.

I suffered permanent hearing damage that night. My right ear used to be worse and have some tinnitus, now I have it in both. Be careful out there.
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