>To: audiolog at net.bio.net>From: wmdawes at colorpro.com (Bill Dawes)
>Subject: Where are the decibel police?
>Date: 13 Feb 1996 15:27:01 GMT
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>>A lot of hearing damage is happening in fitness classes nowadays,
>as has happened and continues to happen at dances, etc.
>>What's the defense against this? Clubs that are concerned about
>the health of their clientele certainly shouldn't be destroying
>>Is it difficult and expensive to check decibels? An ordinary
>citizen feels like the lone whiner if s/he complains about this.
>I lost a lot of hearing in the army 45 years ago, and live with
>annoying tinnitis, perhaps that's why these high volume situations
>bug me more than others present...
>>Where are the hearing police when we need them? Who's responsible
>outside the workplace for this destruction?
>Bill Dawes wmdawes at colorpro.com>http://www.colorpro.com/~color/wmdawes>13020 Birchleaf Road - Chester, VA 23831 - 804-748-8639
>I agree!!! I have complained zillions of times about the loudness level of
the aeorobics instructors and have seen no changes. Sometimes the
instructor is so loud her voice is distorted. However, I don't think the
levels are loud enough to damage your hearing just loud enough to give you
a headache and ruin your workout. Any suggestions about what works to get
them to lower the volume???