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Posted: 6/12/2002 6:02:16 PM EST
While discussing home defense awhile back someone brought up the point of volume and how a loud gun in a small space with unprotected ears could result in a temporary hearing loss/damage.  

Whether or not its a valid concern, I'm wondering if theres a website anywhere that has a dB chart of different firearms/ammunition types?  Thanks..
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 9:02:37 PM EST
Yes, I have one. Shoot me an e-mail @ [email protected] & I'll send it to you.

As an aside, virtually no one has hearing loss from firing a weapon under stress. The adrenline takes care of that, the term, IIRC, is "auditory exclusion".
Link Posted: 6/13/2002 11:42:36 PM EST
The noise still does physical damage to the ear and ear components, even if you are experiencing stress induced auditory exclusion.  
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