Have you noticed that many drivers are evidently getting very deaf? You can
hear the radio very clearly in cars far far away. If the occupants were not
deaf, the music would likely be painfully loud in the car. I can clearly
hear the radios several blocks away, and I'm hard=of-hearing myself from
AAA fire in the military.
I wonder what is causing all this deafness? Some evidently very contageous
disease. It's been around for many years but seems to be getting worse. I
hope I can avoid it. Maybe they will come up with a vaccine?
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
I can't figure out if this post was tongue-in-cheek or straight-up.
Either way, I would think there is widespread nerve deafness starting in
a certain age group - the ones that started going to rock concerts and
continuing in to the ones who listen to much of their music via earbuds.
Above so many dBs, the nerves just slowly die.
There is a whole lot of occupational related deafness. Most of the old
school computer techs I know are deaf. It came from impact line
printers, card punches and check sorters. The static dB levels in a
computer room wihout any printers or sorters could be up in the 85-90
range, just from all of the cooling fans, vacuum pumps (in tape
drives) and air handlers. It was an insidious white noise that you
just got used to.
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