“How Loud Is It?” Is a series of blog articles was created to raise Winnipeggers’ awareness of potentially damaging sound levels that may go unrecognized in our everday lives. Protecting your hearing is every bit as important as protecting your eyesight in the simple fact that once damage is done, it is virtually impossible to repair. All it takes is one significantly loud event to cause permanent hearing damage.

Drag Racing - How Loud Is It?

https://youtu.be/ZS8zgk_9ce0 Drag racing is loud and people love it. Over the long weekend two of us went up to the Interlake Dragway at Gimli Motorsport Park so see the races and take in the sights and sound. There’s a lot to see and hear as you can get quite close…

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Motorcycling: How Loud Is It?

With Ride For Dad 2017 just around the corner, we decided to run another our informal test to measure the effects of riding a motorcycle on our hearing.   How Loud is Too Loud? Other than work related hearing loss, our leisure time activities are the greatest risk factors when…

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Can snowmobiling on trails at relatively low speeds for only a few hours cause hearing loss?

Snowmobiling: How Loud Is It?

Do the response over our previous blog post about noise induced hearing loss Logan (2017): How Loud is it?, we decided to run another informal experiment to see how snowmobiling would affect our hearing. Despite dealing with hearing loss on daily basis I was shocked at how much temporary hearing…

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Can viewing a movie in the theatre cause hearing loss?

Logan (2017): How Loud is it?

We decided to run informal experiment to see how loud a movie theater can be and if a viewing a movie could cause temporary hearing loss. The results were surprising. Why A Movie? The greatest risk to our hearing in North America is noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Unknowingly our…

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Golf - A Threat to Your Hearing?

I must admit that the articles I found about golf potentially causing hearing damage caught me off guard. If anything, we associate a game of golf being played in a relaxed quiet atmosphere surrounded by lush greens. Occasionally the quiet of the greens is punctuated with the satisfying “whack” of…

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CF-18 Hornet Acrobatics at MB AirShow 2016

MB AirShow 2016 - How Loud Is It?

To find out just how loud an airshow can get, we traveled to Southport airport minutes away from Portage la Prairie to take in the now infamous Manitoba AirShow. Despite hours waiting to get in, were still looking forward to seeing the last 2 performances; the CF-18 Hornet solo and the…

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