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Old 07-10-2013, 06:27 AM   #16
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dont understand the obsession with loudness. Personally, I go to enjoy the game, not to go deaf.

generationdeaf.com/loudnessreference.html

*Around 125 decibels, roughly as loud as a firecracker, is refered to as the pain threshold. It's the point where your ear interpert the level of sound as physically painful. Prolonged exposure at this level is very dangerous.

*The average rock concert is 120 decibels. At that volume hearing damage occurs in 7.5 minutes.

*The average football stadium is 115 decibels, loud enough to cause damage in 15 minutes.

osha.gov/SLTC/noisehearingconservation
Fans are putting their own players and NFL employees at risk of hearing loss. OSHA would only allow occupational exposure to 120 dbA for 7min. @ 130 dbA that time frame drops to 1.75 minutes.

Personally, I care more about wins than loudness. Let them go deaf.
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