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post #31 of 37 Old 06-25-2013, 12:08 PM
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What you are saying the low frequency will most likely not cause damage but how about mid and upper bass?
The decibel level potential for damage closely resembles an equal loudness chart, as does 'A' weighting, and that's why 'A' weighting is used for exposure times.

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Nope, in the same way that upper-lower class isn't the same as upper class - it's still just part of the lower class. wink.gif

The bass part of the spectrum is sub-divided and includes mid-bass and upper-bass. High frequencies are a different part of the spectrum. This diagram gives you a rough idea (scroll to the bottom of the pic to see the ranges).

I have a mild hearing loss around the 3k to 8k so that would be the high frequency right?
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According to the diagram, that would be in the "high mids" to lower "high frequency" ranges.
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According to the diagram, that would be in the "high mids" to lower "high frequency" ranges.

That is strange mine usually hisses or hums but hardly rings and its not loud.
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That is strange mine usually hisses or hums but hardly rings and its not loud.
I don't get it. There's nothing strange about tinnitus that hisses or hums, or that isn't very loud, or that isn't in the same 3,000-8,000Hz range as your hearing loss.
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I don't get it. There's nothing strange about tinnitus that hisses or hums, or that isn't very loud, or that isn't in the same 3,000-8,000Hz range as your hearing loss.

Well I heard that the severity depends on what frequency is damaged. I guess that's not so.
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I have always been under the impression it is the highs that cause the damage to hearing, long before the lows will.

Having Tinnitus this past year (I'm 51), I have been attempting to find a reason/cause. My Dr. just said there really is nothing that can be done since tinnitus causes are still unknown.

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