By Jay Clark
Fact: From high school to NFL football stadiums, the volume is turned up to LOUD. That also isn’t an accident. It’s by design. Loud means excitement and energy, pumping up the fans as well as the players. Seattle Seahawks’ fans have a reputation for being so loud they earned the nickname “The Twelfth Man”. They even set a Guinness World Record for loudest crowd noise in December 2013 measuring in at 137.6 decibels. Not to be outdone, the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City broke the record to come in at 142.2 decibels.
Fact: 142 decibels for any period of time at all, even a few seconds, can be enough to cause a small amount of permanent hearing damage. That's the volume on the tarmac at an airport. There is no safe exposure time to 142 decibels. Here is the scene around the NFL… this is a lot of ringing ears...
The downside to this excitement is that stadiums are so loud today that some hearing damage will occur during these moments of peak cheering. “Ears are extremely sensitive devices — they’re designed for when you’re walking in the woods and you hear a twig break, signaling that the bear that ate your friend last week is close,” said William Martin, a professor of otolaryngology at Oregon Health and Science University. Bottom line, ears are not designed for the punishing roar of modern NFL stadiums. Consider that noise over 85 dB can be damaging to hearing. The right move for fans attending games is to protect their hearing.
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