Re: Hearing Loss sites etc


Subject: Re: Hearing Loss sites etc
andre_mc@alcor.concordia.ca
Date: Thu May 19 2005 - 16:01:23 EDT


Even with a well tuned system, overall sound level can still cause damage.

Mid-hi freq's are very damaging but all freq can do damage without any
noticeable effect in the short term to the listener, sort of a carbon monoxide
effect let say.

andrew

Quoting Louis Dufort <siuol@sympatico.ca>:

> It has been a very long time since I was aggressed by an electroacoustic
> concert. The problem comes more from new underground electronic artists
> that thinks, the louder the better. In the electroacoustic scene (at least
> in MTL, we just did one at Elektra festival with no complaints) and even in
> students concerts, the sound pressure was really reasonable. One should
> also make a difference between a nice tuned sound system with a well done eq
> and a last minute set-up on low-fi speakers . Most of the time my ears get
> irritate not by sound pressure but more by a strong level of uncontrolled
> hi-mid frequency.
>
> But again in clubs or experimental electronic venues it's way to loud! I
> always bring some extra ear plugs for the ones I love...
>
> Louis
>

-- 
Andrew McCallum
almaudio@videotron.ca



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