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Re: Just had a hearing test (Pure Tone Audiogram).

Postby morganjohnson1232 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:16 pm

It seems like I'm not alone, I just turned 40 and like many people on here, I've been playing guitar since I was a kid. Over the last 10 years I've been careful to use earplugs, but not so much when I was younger. I just got a new job at a local factory and had my hearing tested. Actually, they used an iPad hearing test called SHOEBOX (I found their website - www. shoebox. md), and it turns out that I do have some hearing damage. I have a follow up appointment in a few weeks, I'm hoping it's not that bad. Thanks to everyone for sharing, I'll post an update once I have more information!
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Re: Just had a hearing test (Pure Tone Audiogram).

Postby 3rdConstruction » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:23 am

Neil C wrote:But if you do all you can to avoid damaging levels already then that is all you can do avoid harm - having a test will not change anything.
As you say a test isn't going to restore any existing loss.

I understand your point if one is already careful about noise exposure :thumbup: , but I suspect many typical naive young folk (such as myself a few decades ago) take robust good health completely for granted & likely do not worry about noise exposure if there's been no obvious immediate consequences :thumbdown: . I would argue that identifying hearing loss early brings the problem to your attention that you can then take steps to minimize further damage, if it's noise induced.

I first recognized I had hearing problems in my early 30's. Mine's a combination of otosclerosis & noise induced. At least identifying it then made me much more conscious and careful about noise exposure.
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Re: Just had a hearing test (Pure Tone Audiogram).

Postby Mike Stranks » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:56 am


To anyone about to respond to earlier posts just be aware that this thread is over 11 years old.
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Re: Just had a hearing test (Pure Tone Audiogram).

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:30 am

Indeed... it may well be just a drive-by spam poster pushing the Shoebox app... We shall see. :-) I've deactivated the link, anyway...

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