(reposted from earlier)
Alright.. everyone raise their hands who spent the afternoon with either a chainsaw or string trimmer and felt a little “cloudy” or “muffled” afterwards. Yeah, a lot of us. Put your hands down. Now, how many of us have spent the day on an ATV or motorbike in the backwoods and had that “cloudy” or “muffled” feeling afterwards? OK…. put your hands down. Now how many of us also enjoy listening to music, not just listen, but REALLY listen to the music? Most of us! Did you know you can be damaging your hearing and also hindering your ability to listen to music in a more critical way? Check out some of these numbers below of how loud it can be!
Now here is how long you can be exposed to those levels before temporary damage or hearing loss can occur. Some of these times are VERY short!
8hrs ……………………| 90dB
6hrs ……………………| 92dB
4hrs ……………………| 95db
3hrs ……………………| 97dB
2hrs ……………………| 100dB
1 1/2hrs ………………| 102dB
30min …………………| 110dB
15 min or less ………| 115dB
These numbers should wake ya up a little bit. Mowing the law for more than 30 min can start to cause hearing damage, which could lead to permanent hearing loss… no, that is not a good excuse to get out of mowing the lawn kids, sorry!
So next time you go to take the ATV out or do some yard work, think about what damage you could be causing to your precious hearing and look into some decent earplugs!
Did you get a chance to check out our Custom Hearing Protection yet? If not, get over there! Summer is about here and lots of us are hitting the festival scene or doing some yard work.
If we’re going to talking about protecting our ears and hearing it might be a good idea to start with how our ears and sound interact. Sure most of us have heard the names of the parts in the ear during a biology class in High School, but how many of us pay attention to what our daily lives do to our ears and hearing. Here is a great old skool (AKA 1940’s) video on hearing and our ears. It’s about 10 min in length… oh and the “Chuckie” looking drawing of a boy at about 1:20 in is worth it!
Everyone here at JH Audio would like to give a huge shout out to the nominees and winners of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. We’d like to brag a little some of our artists who took home a pretty little golden statue with them as well.
Top Hot 100 Artist – Maroon 5
Top Radio Songs Artist – Rihanna
Top R&B Artist – Rihanna
Top R&B Album – Rihanna “Unapologetic”
Top Digital Artist – Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
Top Pop Song – Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe”
Top R&B Song – Rihanna “Diamonds”
With Summer almost here, most of us are outside thinking about the next big music festival, getting out on the trails with our motocross bike or ATV and some of us are using lawnmowers or chain saws, but most of us are NOT thinking about one important factor, our hearing!
Ever wonder what that buzz was in your ears or why everyone sounds muffled to you after leaving a rocking show?…. it’s called Temporary Threshold Shift and it can lead to permanent hearing loss.
We’ll spend sometime going over these effect, but in the mean time, check out our Musician’s Earplugs (perfect for the musician or concert-goer) and our Soft Earplugs that are great for those noisy days of yard work.
Some of you have had the pleasure of seeing Alicia Keys on stage, now meet the guy that keeps her happy while she is up there singing her little heart out. Meet Chicago native, Antonio Luna. We tossed some questions at Antonio and he was kind enough to get back to us.
Here is what he had to say about his career, bands he’s worked with and what he thinks about the product and services he gets from JH Audio!
West Coast Represent! Have you been to our LA Office yet? No? Well you should. Meet Thomas. He handles all our friends on the west coast from his office in the Centerstaging Artist Relations Building. As another part of our on-going desire here at JH Audio to be where the music is, we setup shop in LA a few years back and from the feedback we’re getting, it has been good!
We did a Q&A with Thomas so that you can get to know him more!