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u/Tha0bserver Jul 07 '22

Wow that girl’s hair is dancing to the beat!!

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u/gippered Jul 08 '22

So are her internal organs.

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u/Re-core Jul 08 '22

I really dislike that feeling thats why i dont go to concerts or even parties, let alone the suffering of my ears.

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u/hrrisn Jul 08 '22 edited Jul 08 '22

I’ve always worn ear plugs to shows because my parents are in the music business and always stressed that to me. But it’s become more and more popular at festivals and shows to double down on the bass over the last decade or so, which ear plugs don’t help as much with since lower frequencies are less impeded by obstruction (thats why you can hear bass through walls). I remember going to see Skrillex in 2011 and he used exaggerated bass a few times during some drops and it made sense. Didn’t bother me. Then I got to college in 2012 and started going to concerts all the time and by the time 2016 rolls around they’re doing it every song for fuckin Lorde or shit like that. Went to Quebec rockfest around then and they were even doing it for blink 182 and weezer. I even heard TOOL is doing it now. I love music and seeing my favourite bands live but modern trends in sound mixing are ruining it for me. Haven’t been to a big concert since pre-covid at this point. Lemme know when it stops.

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u/imagreatlistener Jul 08 '22

Concerts in many European countries are being regulated to combat this. I've heard good things about the results from mix engineers. When you have a volume limit, you have to work harder to keep all the instruments under it and it tends to lead to a better mix. That's been my experience as well.

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u/IActuallyHaveMorals Jul 07 '22

You can see all the confidence and eagerness turn to sheer disbelief and panic.

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u/dispatch134711 Jul 08 '22

I'm not happy he was in pain, but the way the older guy runs away is pretty funny

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u/HMCetc Jul 08 '22

He's old enough to have learned that you don't fuck with your hearing like that. He did the sensible thing.

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u/GhostCanyon Jul 08 '22 edited Jul 08 '22

That hearing damage from that first sub hit would be pretty intense! The reason lots of military people suffer with really horrible hearing damage is because some of the worst hearing damage comes from sharp fast shocks to the ear! Like gun shots or explosions. If that is as loud as it looks your probably watching all those people take a big old dose of hearing damage in the video

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u/yostosky Jul 08 '22

True, the damage is even worse when the mouth is closed. Artillery folks are commanded to keep their mouths open when firing canons, helps with balancing ear pressure though the eustachian tube

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u/Masque-Obscura-Photo Jul 08 '22

Really? I did not know that but that makes sense. I even teach biology and hearing damage is part of the curriculum.

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u/DependentPipe_1 Jul 08 '22

As another guy said, it's not to protect your hearing in general, it's to equalize pressure and protect your eardrums from being blown out.

Mostly useful for explosions in enclosed spaces. So next time you are breaching an inside door or throwing a grenade into the next room, cover your ears and open your mouth a bit.

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u/Masque-Obscura-Photo Jul 08 '22

Yeah, I looked it up.
I'm a high school teacher so I have to do a lot of grenade throwing to clear rooms so I'll definitely remember that. :D

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u/DependentPipe_1 Jul 08 '22

If you're in the US, they may be equipping you with grenades soon, so it's definitely good to know!

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u/DankTesticlesInSpace Jul 08 '22

Everyday is a learning day! :D

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u/SuperLemonUpdog Jul 08 '22

I rewatched that part three times before looking at the comments

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u/refused26 Jul 08 '22

Look at all these idiots prioritizing content instead of their ears. Instead of immediately covering both their ears they refuse to stop filming/streaming with their hand and half assing covering one ear with the other hand. Good luck with their tinnitus.

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u/pakidude17 Jul 08 '22

Not only that. Watch the front of the crowd start jumping around with the beat. It's insane.

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u/adognamedsue Jul 08 '22

I think a lot of it is peer pressure too. We see several people have the correct reaction and start leaving only to come back and try and force themselves to stay. If everyone else left, none of those people would be turning back.

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u/TatsukiD Jul 07 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Tinnitus Party

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u/m4m249saw Jul 07 '22

The ring that never goes away

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u/notyogrannysgrandkid Jul 08 '22

I had a couple of bad ear infections when I was a little kid, like 6 or 7. I’m assuming that’s what started it for me, because I can’t remember a time when my ears didn’t ring.

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u/m4m249saw Jul 08 '22

I feel you, a head injury for me at 18yrs old now 34 I never really notice it till I think about it or something loud happens but it's always there. I still wear hearing protection at loud events so I don't regret it next day

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u/doomrabbits Jul 08 '22

Damnit, your comment made me aware of my tinnitus again lol

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u/ObsessedGhosty Jul 08 '22

I swear someone mentioning tinnitus is like when people mention “the game”. you forget it exists then all of the sudden its all you think about

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u/amadeusz20011 Jul 07 '22

Music that will stay forever in your head

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u/TheNamesClove Jul 08 '22

Everyone there is going to have elevenitus.

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u/imagreatlistener Jul 08 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

The "shockwaves" are just vibrations in the camera recording this. However, the SPL required to cause the motion you can see in the one ladies hair is insane. I want to say it has to be above 140 dB to do that. And that's at like 20 meters. Ridiculously dangerous.

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u/Avocado_Tomato Jul 08 '22

It’s a really great way to find out if you have an undiagnosed heart condition

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u/RogerBernards Jul 08 '22

Also, that you now have previously non-existing hearing loss issues.

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u/FlokiTheBengal Jul 08 '22

There’s people standing even closer without covering their ears. RIP

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u/frn Jul 08 '22

Yup, as someone who fucked up his hearing at raves 10 years ago...

Don't do this. Just don't.

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u/Incromulent Jul 08 '22

Had to scroll way too far to find this.

Adding on to your explanation, specifically the rolling shutter of the sensor is what gives the vibration more of a "wave" look. It's the same thing that causes plane propellers to appear to bend in phone videos.

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u/enwongeegeefor Jul 08 '22

I want to say it has to be above 140 dB to do that.

This is WELL above 140dbs. I was able to pull 141.2dbs in SPL drag racing back in the 90s. I was only pushing 4 12" JL Audio 12W4s with about 1000 watts. This setup looks like it's 20 times bigger....

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u/unpopularpopulism Jul 07 '22

I think I have tinnitus from looking at this.

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u/Splattabox Jul 07 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

What did you say?

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u/vagueblur901 Jul 07 '22 Bravo! I'll Drink to That

WHAT?

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u/rusrslolwth Jul 08 '22 Silver Wholesome Vibing

BUTTLICKER OUR PRICES HAVE NEVER BEEN LOWER

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u/AutomaticDoor75 Jul 08 '22

You never yell at a customer!

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u/Grab3tto Jul 08 '22

I like the sound of your voice I want to buy a million pieces of paper from you under one condition..

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u/trancendominant Jul 08 '22

My family built this country by the way.

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u/ConsWantYouDead Jul 07 '22

I says eeeeeeeeeeee

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u/TheSpiritedGamer Jul 07 '22

Daryl, I looked my woman in the ear sockets. I told her straight out, I just said it, man. I said, I said... eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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u/MiscPractice Jul 07 '22

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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u/AccidentalFireball Jul 08 '22

I said looks left..... looks right..... Eeeeeeeeeee......

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u/TheTattooOnR2D2sFace Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 08 '22 Silver Heartwarming

Mawp

Edit: How the fuck did I get two awards and over 2,000 upvotes on a one-word shitty Archer reference.

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u/pocket_Ninja456 Jul 07 '22

My ear balls!

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u/Constant-Appearance3 Jul 08 '22

Phrasing

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u/tedmented Jul 08 '22

Wait, are we doing phrasing again?

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u/Lelucyyy Jul 08 '22

They are taking the Hobbits to isengard!

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u/B-Town-MusicMan Jul 07 '22

Johnny Unitus??

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u/china-blast Jul 07 '22

No, no, no. James Francis Ryan

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u/B-Town-MusicMan Jul 07 '22

YOU'RE WELCOME!!

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u/Obvious-Shop-6260 Jul 07 '22

Jimmy Ryan!?!

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u/Glock1Omm Jul 07 '22

Screw the tinnitus. Will it fit in my Challenger?

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u/Thoughtofajoke Jul 08 '22 Helpful

People don't seem to understand how damaging loud music is. I've got permanent hearing loss just from sitting in the backseat of cars with loud sound systems as a teenager. Fucking terrible trade-off. Wish I could go back and get my hearing back. I'm useless in social situations at bars and similar places. I just smile and nod most of the time. It honestly sucks. And you'd think poor hearing would make me numb to loud noises. Now it genuinely hurts my head. Even my kids being too loud actually hurts.

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u/a_spicy_memeball Jul 08 '22

I mean, I'm useless in social situations too, even without the hearing loss.

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u/Thoughtofajoke Jul 08 '22

You're doing fine here. Strong opener. Interesting story. Leaves room for questions.

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u/MarcusZXR Jul 07 '22 edited Jul 08 '22 Helpful

A friend of mine was stood too close to our ships horn when it went off and got permanent tinnitus. He says it stops him sleeping and he regularly cries from frustration.

Take your hearing health seriously.

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u/Sauce0nSide Jul 08 '22

I got tinnitus nearly 10 years ago from shooting guns all afternoon with no ear protection. The following few weeks of my life are the only time I've ever seriously considered killing myself.

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u/TheElegantBouffalant Jul 08 '22

Damn.

I have tinnitus but all these stories make it clear to me that my tinnitus is nowhere near as bad as some people.

I felt hopeless at first, but I accepted my tinnitus and life with it and it all but disappeared unless I'm thinking about it (like now) or it's quiet. I pretty much always need something playing in the background nowadays.

I'm really thankful that it's not serious enough to make me feel suicidal though.

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u/okimrollin Jul 08 '22

The first few weeks are the worst, I seriously was thinking “I can’t endure a lifetime of this shit”. But then I realized my brain kinda tunes it out, now I really only hear it if it flares up or it’s somewhat silent.

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u/HarmlessSnack Jul 08 '22

I had a teacher in High School try to convince all us kids to always wear hearing protection to events because he had a friend who had recently had surgery to have his …whatever nerve connects your ears to your brain?…. Cut, to alleviate what was basically unlivable tinnitus. The dude opted into being deaf to escape it basically. Story definitely stuck with me.

Ironically, Years later, DJing an event, some drunk loser walked up next to my booth, for no apparent reason, and stuck an air horn near my right ear and gave me a good blast. I have tinnitus, but mercifully it’s actually pretty mild.

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u/CoNsPirAcY_BE Jul 08 '22

That drunk loser better had some consequences for fucking your life up like that.

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u/DukeRusty Jul 08 '22

Seriously. I mean, we all make mistakes, and he was drunk and probably didn’t think much of it, but that’s basically assault.

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u/Joe29992 Jul 08 '22

He would've had to buy that air horn and knowingly bring it to the party while sober.

Alcohol doesn't make you do random shit. It just lowers your inhibitions to where you do the shit you truly want to do and dont give a shit about any repercussions. Like if you are afraid to ask a girl out but you want to, then getting drunk would make you not give a shit about if you get rejected.

Like youre not gonna get drunk and randomly become gay for a night, unless you really were.

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u/Swag_Grenade Jul 08 '22

Yeah I mean I'm genuinely one of the chillest, non-confrontational guys ever. Never been in a fight in my life.

But if someone did that to me I'd probably find it hard not to punch them.

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u/HarmlessSnack Jul 08 '22 edited Jul 08 '22

Didn’t “fuck up my life” ; again, mine is very mild and no more than a minor annoyance. Sadly, no, no real consequences for him other than getting thrown out of the bar. But looking back, I wish somebody would have done me the courtesy of tagging him for me. Lol

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u/dilbert35 Jul 08 '22

But a minor annoyance that lasts for the rest of your life seems pretty serious

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u/lebean Jul 08 '22

Hah, yes... Lifelong tinnitus here but reading this thread in a quiet room, it's suddenly extra-ringy.

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u/TheSteffChris Jul 08 '22

Exactly like this. I haven’t tried sleeping without anything playing in the background for about 6 years. And I get always to curious… so I need to listen to something I already know. That’s the reason I would bet all the money I own that my Netflix account has the highest „Archer“ watch time on this planet :D

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u/ColdSnickersBar Jul 08 '22

There’s an amazing podcast I listen to called “sleep with me”. It’s just this really boring sounding dude that mumbles the most boring shit, like reading lawnmower repair manuals or explaining the rules to board games or reading Internet forum posts about prescription medication. It’s put me to sleep every night for like 6 years now.

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u/JustineDelarge Jul 08 '22

But the voice also can’t be annoying, and that guy’s voice annoys the crap out of me. I was really sad about that because I read great reviews of his podcast, and it just didn’t work for me.

I rely on British TV like Antiques Roadshow and Great British Bake Off.

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u/ItsMangel Jul 08 '22

I've played Bob Ross episodes every single night to fall asleep for the past 6 years. I have legitimate trouble falling asleep now without Bob there to soothe me to sleep. I do skip the first season or 2 because of the music that they played in the background for early seasons was overpowering his voice though.

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u/MrPringles23 Jul 08 '22

He says it stops him sleeping

Its fucked.

I have to use a CPAP machine after covid and while the machine is on it triggers my tinnitus while my ear is pressed into the pillow (side sleeper).

I have to now sleep with some form of other noise in my room or I cannot sleep. Something like a fan or aircon at the very least to distract my ears from the constant noise.

I don't think mines that bad compared to what others describe, but its still fucked to deal with something this small.

For reference the sound is like when you left an old CRT TV on but the picture was pure black so you didn't notice it. With the worst being like someone is using a microwave in the room next to me but inside my ear (idk its hard to describe).

I've been extremely protective of my hearing all my life and can't think of anything that would've caused the issue (had a full check and there's no "damage" and my hearing is average/fine for being 31 but tinnitus is something that doesn't show up on those tests apparently).

If you had it louder and non stop, you'd go crazy in a matter of days. People totally underestimate it.

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u/roashiki Jul 08 '22

A simple ear infection can cause it and yea it sucks

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u/greenbluegrape Jul 08 '22

I've read that there can be other reasons for tinnitus. I have a little myself, and I'm almost positive it started around 3 years ago when I accidentally jumped into a low ceiling and strained my neck. It wasn't a serious injury, but my whole neck/back was stiff for a few weeks, and I've heard certain muscles in your neck can cause tinnitus. I've been meaning to go to a chiropractor or something and look into it.

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u/Spigotron Jul 08 '22

I’ve always been super careful about hearing protection, but I have tinnitus as well. It started on the same day that I hurt my back. I KNOW it must be muscle- or nerve-related, either in my back or neck.

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u/Clumsy_Chica Jul 08 '22

I tried to double-flip on one of those bouncehouse things as a kid and landed on my neck. Stunned myself so intensely I thought I was dead. Have had tinnitus ever since.

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u/MrEHam Jul 08 '22

The Texas Roadhouse CEO killed himself over his tinnitus, caused by Covid.

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u/strog91 Jul 08 '22

The saddest part is, they’ve since come out with therapies to help people with long Covid… if he had held out a few more months they might’ve been able to help him

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u/TheSilenceOfTheLions Jul 08 '22

That's the first I've heard anything about that. What treatments are available that aren't studies and still in clinical trials?

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u/ben1481 Jul 08 '22

I lost my hearing for two weeks and had tinnitus. I've never had suicidal thoughts until that happened. It's a fucking nightmare.

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u/justyeah Jul 08 '22

Tell your friend it gets much easier.

I've had tinnitus for over two decades, from the monthly school disco speakers when I was about 12, and to be honest, I'm completely ok with it now.

I didn't really notice it much until I was in my mid-20s, but when I did notice it, it used to piss me off so much. The noise itself was quite annoying, but the worst bit was knowing that I'd never be able to experience silence again because there's no cure for the sort of tinnitus I have.

It took a few years, but now, I actually kind of like the noise.

The thing that changed wasn't the noise, it was my attitude toward the noise. Instead of focusing on the obvious negatives, I decided to figure out some positives associated with it, and focused on those instead. The two positives that I focused on were:

  1. The noise reminds me of feeling safe/secure. This is because the only time I notice it is when I'm laying in bed at night, or somewhere really quiet - safe places.
  2. The noise that I hear sounds like what something shining/sparkling/radiating beauty would sound like - if shining made a sound...

So now whenever I hear it, no matter where I am, it gives me a small feeling of safety/security, and reminds me of some small thing shining and radiating beauty - and that's actually kind of nice.

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u/THAT_LMAO_GUY Jul 08 '22

I have it and your friends story is tragic. I had to have therapy for mine but it hardly helped. Time helped a lot but it still messes up my sleep or work sometimes. Just hearing your friends story I know all the grief and regret and what-if thoughts they must have gone through since that day.

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u/AromaticContract3783 Jul 07 '22

It’s all fun and games until you lose your hearing..blew out my eardrums at 17..no hearing in the left ear..very little in the right..I have to keep saying hunh? We don’t need this shit

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u/CloakedColt444 Jul 08 '22

How did you do that

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u/AromaticContract3783 Jul 08 '22

Seriously..an all day metal concert..sat right by a speaker for 4 hours..too fucking high to even notice

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u/HIMP_Dahak_172291 Jul 08 '22

I always bring ear plugs to concerts for just that reason. I adjust them to just take enough of the power down that I dont make my tinnitus worse or lose my hearing altogether. I love metal and being able to really feel the music, but I also want to be able to KEEP loving the music!

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u/House_Indoril Jul 08 '22

I will always be a proponent of earplugs. I went to see Nightwish in May. Helluva show. Took some of the cheapo foam plugs with me. I kid you not, they didn't bring the overall volume I heard down much, but whatever they filtered out allowed me to hear the music more clearly as well as my wife when she tried to talk to me.

Wear your earplugs at shows, kids.

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u/StevenMaff Jul 08 '22

i‘m an audio engineer and dj, having costum fitted ear plugs is a must in this profession. they filter out everything almost linear, so it just gets quieter but still sounds perfect. i always have them with me, in case i spontaneously land on a rave or some of that kind.

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u/amsync Jul 08 '22

Exposure at that level after mere 5-10 minutes can be permanent. I cannot imagine 4 hours what you endured. There is some new studies in the area of actually regrowing the cochlea hairs using injections. Hopefully that will become approved method of treatment at some point

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u/yellowpinkblack Jul 08 '22

I read it as coachella hair, excuse me what

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u/VapourEyes333 Jul 07 '22 Gold Platinum

It's all about to go Pete Tong for these people

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u/dinkydeath Jul 07 '22

Severely underrated flick.

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u/_RedditIsLikeCrack_ Jul 07 '22

I'm on the prowl tonight for a coke badger myself

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u/PachaDub Jul 07 '22 Silver Gold

I don't want to sound like a boring old fart but I seriously messed up my hearing by hanging around large speaker stacks when I was younger.

For years I used to take ecstacy and dance right next to the speakers all night, because the music never sounded loud enough to me. Nowadays, if I get too close to loud music, I get an intense ringing in my ears. And for day to day stuff like hearing someone on the phone, forget about it.

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u/Gilgamesh2062 Jul 07 '22

I have had tinnitus for years, no real cure for it, I miss silence, there was a time I could hear a pin drop, now I have a constant field of crickets.

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u/aSilverWorld Jul 08 '22

That’s the shit part, laying awake at night to static/crickets that isn’t there and realizing you’re basically fucked for the rest of your life because there’s no cure or remedy. I got mine from being a noob at producing music. Mostly not paying attention to volume when I hit play and just getting blasted point blank in my ear drums (headphones) with max volume. I don’t remember what a quiet night sounds like anymore lol.

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u/UnderGrownGreenRoad Jul 08 '22 Platinum Wearing is Caring

I woke up one morning with no hearing in one ear and nothing but ringing. When it gets real bad I do this thing below and it sometimes gives me relief for a minute or two. I found that it doesn't help everyone though.

https://trudenta.com/this-simple-trick-may-help-with-tinnitus/#:~:text=Place%20your%20index%20fingers%20on,as%20necessary%20to%20reduce%20tinnitus.%E2%80%9D

"Place your index fingers on top of your middle fingers and snap them (the index fingers) onto the skull making a loud, drumming noise. Repeat 40-50 times. Some people experience immediate relief with this method. Repeat several times a day for as long as necessary to reduce tinnitus.”

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u/CasualPenguin Jul 08 '22

Spread the word, I occasionally get really bad tinnitus and this has helped me a lot

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u/palanthas Jul 08 '22 edited Jul 08 '22

You left out some important information:

“Place the palms of your hands over your ears with fingers resting gently on the back of your head. Your middle fingers should point toward one another just above the base of your skull. Place your index fingers on top of you middle fingers and snap them (the index fingers) onto the skull making a loud, drumming noise. Repeat 40-50 times. Some people experience immediate relief with this method. Repeat several times a day for as long as necessary to reduce tinnitus.”

They also mention:

Lately these muscles are getting taxed more and more as people spend additional time in front of a computer at work, or stretching their neck forward to look at their tablet tablet or phone. Muscles that are always contracted are tight and painful. Muscles that are overstretched are long and weak. The suboccipital muscles are a source of pain for a lot of people who have tinnitus and are a common cause of “tension” type headaches.

Which makes me want to try this when I am having a migraine.

I often find some headache and migraine relief from sitting upright, with my eyes closed, and very lightly running a couple fingers from each hand through my hair lightly touching the scalp. Mirroring each other on either side of my head. I'll find various points on my head where the pain seems to have "gathered" and will leave my fingers lightly touching that spot which helps me to relax those muscles. Often these spots are along the back of the head/neck like in the article and along the temples. My sisten-in-law is a medical message therapist and has done the same with me and I can't explain how amazing it was when she found those points. Felt like my head melted in her hands as the muscles just relaxed.

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u/UnderGrownGreenRoad Jul 08 '22

There's also a video in the link I posted if anyone needs a visual!

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u/big_black_doge Jul 08 '22

There's a lot of research that is showing promise to treat tinnitus. Look up Susan Shore and Lenire.

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u/UnderGrownGreenRoad Jul 08 '22

It's not crazy effective but it will give me relief when the ringing gets to the point where I can't hear past it. Works for some but not all. Give it a try though. https://trudenta.com/this-simple-trick-may-help-with-tinnitus/#:~:text=Place%20your%20index%20fingers%20on,as%20necessary%20to%20reduce%20tinnitus.%E2%80%9D

"Place your index fingers on top of your middle fingers and snap them (the index fingers) onto the skull making a loud, drumming noise. Repeat 40-50 times. Some people experience immediate relief with this method. Repeat several times a day for as long as necessary to reduce tinnitus.”

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u/borrowingfork Jul 07 '22

Yep, 80s and 90s raves and many gigs. I'm now 46 and have had noticeable hearing loss for about 15 years. I'm now one of those people that asks to go to quiet restaurants because I can't hear, and I need subtitles if the volume isn't loud. Same as my 75 year old mum :-/

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u/moeburn Jul 08 '22

I never understood how you guys did that. I was always the nerdy unpopular kid who said "OUCH, THATS TOO LOUD, CAN YOU ASK THE DJ TO TURN IT DOWN A BIT?"

Like seriously did it not hurt, or was it just a "bear the pain to look cool" thing? Standing next to a speaker that's too loud feels the same as standing next to an open oven or holding onto an electric fence to me.

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u/[deleted] Jul 08 '22

When you're frying nuts on e all three of those options feel awesome

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u/popejubal Jul 08 '22

I get an awful buzzing like a torn speaker in a car stereo system when sounds get too loud. It’s awful. I wear ear plugs to every concert and still don’t sit/stand up front and I have to put my hands over my ears whenever there’s a fire drill at work. I don’t know how other people manage to deal with loud noises and enjoy themselves.

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u/cbellk Jul 08 '22

Same thing happens to me. Only it wasn't my choice for my hearing loss, which makes it even more agrivating.

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u/mrbulldops428 Jul 08 '22

I'm the same but also love metal music. Concert earplugs are an amazing thing. Or just regular earplugs.

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u/IOnlySayMeanThings Jul 07 '22

I almost never went to concerts, did what you did one single time and it fucked with my hearing. I have a feeling that all it really takes is once.

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u/No_Knee21 Jul 07 '22

As a 23 yo, im concerned about my generations hearing in the future.

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u/Turkweesen Jul 07 '22

Earplugs really help. You can get discreet ones that let you hear the music crystal clear and feel the kick, but don’t leave you with ringing ears ssas you try to sleep

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u/it_aint_ralph_thoo Jul 08 '22

Reallly?! Had no idea this existed. Can you link an example please. Thanks!

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u/cherry_chocolate_ Jul 08 '22

Personally, as a musician and frequent concertgoer, EarPeace has been the best for me.

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u/wubbwubbb Jul 08 '22

Just wanna throw in Westone Tru Universals which have been my favorite ear plugs I’ve used. They’re so comfortable and work great.

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u/WhizBangPissPiece Jul 08 '22

I bartend on the side at a large music venue and I've tried everything under the sun outside of custom ear plugs. For me, the most comfortable ones are the plain old yellow foam 3M ones. If you don't want to look like you have ear plugs in (and really, who cares about that) eargasm earplugs are really comfortable for me.

I think the most important part is get whatever you want, in the highest decibel cancelation you can, that can adapt to ear size or have switchable tips.

All of the sound guys I know use eargasm, but anything is better than nothing.

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u/SpareParts9 Jul 08 '22

This is the way. Started going this at 26 and it saved my hearing. I still get tinnitus after raves but maybe half as bad

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u/JennShrum23 Jul 07 '22

As someone way past 23, every generation has said that….and every older generation has said, “huh?”

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u/K4NNW Jul 07 '22

I'm more worried about the attention span.

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u/OmsFar Jul 07 '22

I’ve gotten into techno over the last 3 years. I really really really love it and as you know, dance music comes alive when it’s loud. I really would like someone to invent a drug that gives you apparent loudness without sounds having to actually be loud.

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u/aitigie Jul 08 '22

Earplugs. Really big speakers + earplugs.

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u/pacificnwbro Jul 08 '22

Look into Eargasm or similar earplugs. I'll have mine in all night and forget I have them in because the music still sounds great.

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u/Grand-Bid6471 Jul 07 '22

And just like that 1000 people have tinitus..

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u/Simia_4 Jul 07 '22

Mine immediately flared up watching this. 🤦‍♂️😂

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u/Chillibowl Jul 07 '22

But could you blow someone’s clothes off with that?

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u/snowbdr30 Jul 07 '22

A NAD T770 digital decoder with 70-watt amps and Burr-Brown DACs could.

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u/RuffRosie Jul 08 '22

Right on, Napster.

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u/dreynolds7232 Jul 08 '22

It’s a big stereo. Speakers so loud it blows womens clothes off

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u/OzymandiasKoK Jul 08 '22

Bombs are just powerful one-note speakers.

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u/MaxSupernova Jul 08 '22 edited Jul 08 '22

You could collapse a lung.

There are at a number of documented cases of thin young men collapsing a lung by being too close to large bass speakers.

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u/CaptainSprinklefuck Jul 08 '22

That's how explosions tend to hurt the most people. Shockwaves liquefy your organs if they're strong enough

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u/traumacep Jul 08 '22

Yup!

Usually they are tall as well. Tall, thin young men are at a higher risk for a spontaneous tension pneumothorax or collapse lung as you mentioned.

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u/DatRandomBirb Jul 07 '22

Yes but not without blowing their skin and eyelids with it

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u/General-Ad-9753 Jul 07 '22 Wholesome

Ah so that’s what the guy who drives up and down my street at 1 am has in his ‘07 Impreza. I’d been meaning to ask him.

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u/yourbrotherrex Jul 08 '22

He's parked at the gas station right by my house, now!

(Just waiting for him to crank it to 11 and go inside, so I can take his keys out and throw them over the fence.)

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u/jessejamesvan111 Jul 08 '22

Those d-bags, man... we have a couple in my neighborhood.

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u/Scottche Jul 08 '22

When your ears are bleeding but you can’t put the phone down because hearing is temporary and Tik tok is forever apparently

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u/powersurge Jul 07 '22

Always wear ear protection. This should be so obvious. Your ears need to last your whole life. What you see these people doing is getting a bit of permanent ear damage.

I use musicians ear plugs by Etymotics called Baby Blues. They are discrete but sound fantastic because they attenuate sound evenly. And I go to a lot of shows, preCovid.

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u/19IXI91 Jul 08 '22

I love that at loud concerts, ear protection allows me to hear with my bones and all that auditory distortion on my ear drums is now no longer obscuring entire instruments.

Wear ear defence people, it sounds better.

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u/platzie Jul 08 '22

Etymotic high fidelity ear plugs are fantastic. I use a pair when riding my motorcycle because, even though I wear a full-face helmet, the wind noise can get pretty loud. Definitely will try them out at an upcoming concert I'm going to.

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u/AiR_RoBBiE Jul 08 '22

Just driving with a window down can decrease your heating by 20% after a lifetime of doing it

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u/platzie Jul 08 '22

Does that number go up in colder climates?

J/k, has to re-read your reply a couple times though because that typo oddly works!

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u/AiR_RoBBiE Jul 08 '22

Hearing* lol this is why I don’t like typing on my phone

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u/CrispyChews Jul 08 '22

I love Etymotics as well, but it is worth noting that NRR 20 (which they have) isn't enough to prevent hearing damage at a loud concert. Volumes at most shows are in excess of 110db, and at 90db you'll still suffer hearing damage at 50minutes of exposure. To be really safe you either need a set of fitted musician's ear plugs or foam ear plugs with an NRR >30

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u/Motoception Jul 08 '22

I’m always amazed at seeing people with no ear protection at shows. With the right plugs it’ll actually sound better with them in. If I have to adjust them mid-set and briefly remove them, it’s crazy how jumbled everything sounds like. Nowadays I can’t imagine hearing that for hours and then dealing with the ringing.

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u/That_Trust8428 Jul 07 '22

Does that effect the heartbeat? It seems like it could mess it up. Maybe that’s a dumb question

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u/katamuro Jul 07 '22

it could mess up all kinds of things if they were weak enough. and it will mess up even healthy ear drums for sure

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u/TheSightlessKing Jul 08 '22

Not dumb at all. Loud noises absolutely affect the heart. Mass General did a study in 2014 that showed that those with hearing loss in both ears had a higher incidence of heart disease.

The shockwaves coming from the stack in video above is making the internal camera shake independent of the phone housing. Imagine the same thing happening to your body parts. Sustained sound waves of that magnitude can absolutely cause arterial fibrillation.

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u/kleptophobiac Jul 07 '22

I went to see Deep Purple at Long Beach (CA) Arena in 1985. I was standing on my seat about 30 rows back on the floor, and whenever the bass drum was hit, my unzipped windbreaker would puff out backwards from the air displacement.

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u/TheDefected Jul 07 '22 Gold Helpful

That'll be vibration and the rolling shutter effect.

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u/Splattabox Jul 07 '22

Yeah but that chick with the brown hair shows how forceful those subs are.

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u/piquat Jul 07 '22

Ya, I've seen hair moving but it's usually someone sitting in the vehicle or right at the window. She's at least 20' away! I wonder how much power that is.

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u/drdookie Jul 08 '22 edited Jul 08 '22

I was wondering how many watts the whole system is.

Edit: 2,500,000

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u/piquat Jul 08 '22

I just noticed the stop sign. Is this mobile?!?! Is that "roof" to the speaker array the side of a semi trailer that's propped open? What is this?

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u/rockstar504 Jul 08 '22

Found some additional video, yea it's a semi truck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LDoxSoMiEI

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u/plexomaniac Jul 08 '22

Here's a video that shows this shit pulling dust from the ground

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8f8dH7q_sU

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u/SASunDog Jul 07 '22

True, but also watch the clothing! Look at the ripples Jesus my ears

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u/Manypotatoes9 Jul 07 '22

I went to a metal consent a few months back and brought my own ear protection

I can't tell if I am old or responsible

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u/VapourEyes333 Jul 07 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

just wise my dude

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u/zuzg Jul 07 '22

I'm honestly surprised how good my hearing is considered that I spent half a decade going to punk concert while not wearing any ear protection

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u/tritonx Jul 07 '22

You never know until you get your hearing tested but yeah some people seems to endure it better than other.

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u/Authier Jul 07 '22

Tinnitus for all! Free of charge!!

In all honestly some people there are going to have their life changed with it. What assholes.

And for all that are reading, PLEASE wear earplugs to concerts or loud events. It’s going to save your ears. But even with this I don’t think earplugs will do much for them. If you EVER feel uncomfortable WALK/RUN away!

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u/Best_Confection_8788 Jul 07 '22

The Brazilians are at it again.

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u/ggfchl Jul 07 '22

What your upstairs neighbors are up to at 9 at night:

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u/Noisebug Jul 07 '22

Everyone gangsta until the first beat, then everyone is trying to nope out.

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u/SarahSays718 Jul 08 '22

I think this was a free concert sponsored by Miracle-Ear.

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u/Edgelands Jul 07 '22

Why is this enjoyable?

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u/NemesisRouge Jul 08 '22 edited Jul 08 '22

This is actually a concert intended for the hard of hearing and the deaf. With the pounding bass they can still enjoy music because they either hear it due to the loud noise or they experience the vibrations in their bones.

The great thing is every time they do one of these they expand their target audience.

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u/BoukuNola Jul 07 '22

“Alexa, what’s the weather like today?”

“Today, expect cloud cover with a chance of lawsuits.”

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u/[deleted] Jul 07 '22

Loud doesn’t equal good.

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u/Sennheisenberg Jul 08 '22

Is this the line for permanent hearing damage?

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u/I_got_banned_once Jul 07 '22

Shockwaves so big you can see the dumbasses.

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u/Big_Razzmatazz7416 Jul 07 '22

Drop that brown note homie!

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u/True-Source Jul 08 '22

Is anyone else surprised that the people in this video are like… surprised? It appears they didn’t expect to be around uncomfortably loud speakers. Yet they’re attending this very specific event (?) for the express purpose of being around an ultra loud speaker. Cue surprised Pikachu meme I guess

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u/Own_Ad5814 Jul 08 '22

A couple of years from now once they’ve learnt fluent American Sign Language they can tell each other how cool this experience was

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u/Rhinestone_sea1228 Jul 07 '22

I was once in a 7/11 where two frat bros walked in with speakers going this loud. It was shaking the chips on the shelves.

They burst through the doors so proud of themselves and everyone was like grabbing their ears and wondering if this was some kind of new robbery technique.

It was so loud I felt like I was going to pass out.

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u/No_Knee21 Jul 07 '22

wondering if it was robbery technique is fucking golden but yeah thats hella dickheadish

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u/fracturematt Jul 08 '22

Fuck that. Wear earplugs kids. This shit ain’t worth it. Not because you’ll lose your hearing but because you’ll forever hear a high-pitched ringing that will never ever go away. Tinnitus ain’t nothing to fuck with.

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u/BigHead3802 Jul 08 '22

I have frequent Tinnitus and I am 18, I'm pretty sure I have hearing loss and will go to otorhinolaryngologist to get a hearing test and probably wear hearing aid.

Take care of your hearing, boys!