protection

Jeffrey Sirianni audioman at HCTC.NET
Sun Jul 20 13:14:14 EST 1997


Received in personal email account.  Comments from participants of
bionet.audiology appreciated.  Jeff

>Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 00:05:13 -0400
>From: Steve C <steve927SPAM at ix.netcom.com>
>Reply-To: steve927 at ix.netcom.com
>To: audioman at hctc.net
>Subject: protection
>
>Hi Jeff, I don't know if you remember me but we spoke about 9 months
>ago. I posted this message to the bionet group and wondered if you had
>an answer.
>
>I have tinnitus and recruitment and had a question about the net effect
>of cumulative protection.
>
>My daughter wants me to take her on a jet ski on vacation. I know that
>withought hearing protection I will feel afterwards like I've been
>slugged in both my ears. Anyone with hyperacusis or recruitment should
>know what I mean.
>
>If I wear ER-25 plugs and then use the muff type headset with a rating
>of 29-NRR, I don't think they are cumulative with 100 dB being reduced
>to 100-54=46.
>
>Could someone tell me what the dB reduction, theoretically I guess,
>would be with 29 dB reduction worn over 25 dB reduction? Also, if there
>is a way to calculate it I'd like to know how and why it is done that
>way.
>
>
>-- 
>Tinnitus faq: http://www.cccd.edu/faq/tinnitus.html
>hyperacusis:
>http://www.visi.com/~minuet/hearing/hyperacusis/hacusis.html
>hazell's habituation therapy: http://www.tinnitus.org
>
>
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