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    I'm thinking everyone's hearing sensitivity is different. In the past I never wore hearing protection as a kid and on my own even running power saws I never wore protection. My hearing although it has been impacted I still hear better than most people. I do wear hearing protection when shooting as per range rules and to set an example for my son. But when out cutting trees I still don't. So I think everyone s hearing is affected differently
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    My hearing although it has been impacted I still hear better than most people.
    Only testing will tell you how well your hearing is...you might be surprised how much damage has been done but you don't notice becasue it's been done over a long period of time.
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    While it's not medical quality, you can get an idea how your hearing is with a modern smart phone and headphones. Just look for a hearing test app!

    For years I've been complaining to my doctors about ringing and having trouble hearing and got nowhere. They'd say it was wax or just ignore me. It wasn't until I used a test app that I could see just how bad it was.

    When I finally got to a audiologist the loss graph from my phone closely matched what they did with their proper test equipment.

    As of a week ago I've been wearing hearing aids and it's amazing what I was missing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Stewart View Post
    They'd say it was wax or just ignore me. It wasn't until I used a test app that I could see just how bad it was.
    My hearing failed during the release medical...sent to the audiologist. He cleaned out a huge wad of wax , probably what saved my hearing that I had no idea was in there. Passed the second test with flying colours
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Only testing will tell you how well your hearing is...you might be surprised how much damage has been done but you don't notice becasue it's been done over a long period of time.
    Very true, you never really know.

    I had this ringing and it did not go away in 24 hours. I took a sick day and went to the doctor, the concern was the ear drum. They sent me for testing and I never had any idea that my hearing was that far gone.

    At least I actually have an excuse for not "hearing" my wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Stewart View Post
    While it's not medical quality, you can get an idea how your hearing is with a modern smart phone and headphones. Just look for a hearing test app!

    For years I've been complaining to my doctors about ringing and having trouble hearing and got nowhere. They'd say it was wax or just ignore me. It wasn't until I used a test app that I could see just how bad it was.

    When I finally got to a audiologist the loss graph from my phone closely matched what they did with their proper test equipment.

    As of a week ago I've been wearing hearing aids and it's amazing what I was missing!

    Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
    I notice that the radio when on an AM station drives me nuts, my bad ear tends to ring with things like baseball games and CBC radio. I don't know if it is just the talking rather than music but I hear it and nobody else does, annoying as heck.

    The doc also told me that ear plugs do not do all that much. She said that muffs are much better because they cover up the outer ear, the vibration in the bone below the ear can also do damage. She told me that guys running heavy equipment, even with hearing protection, tend to lose their hearing as the constant shaking from things like jack hammers cause hearing loss through the bones. It was very interesting to talk about, explains more and more about the hearing loss in our family.

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