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Post by lynt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:41 pm

Yep, this morning I went and got my ears tested at some place in East Melbourne, can't remember what it's called.. my girlfriend sorted it all out, she got hers tested too.

Not a bad place, Uni setup, had a student running the tests with a professional keeping check.

Sat in a sound proof booth, could hear my stomache churning and my throat jumping up and down, was so hungry.

Ran a whole series of tests, mainly short bursts of blips and blops over a range of frequencies and levels. The spoken word test was funny, you had to repeat the word being said, and because the volume was so low I dont know if I sounded crazy or correct.

Turns out I have perfect hearing, which is suprising since I live in headphones, nightclubs, and a record store. My ears are constantly being bashed. But, all good.

I got some custom ear plugs made, $220 with a -15dB reduction. I could have opted for the -25dB but thought -15dB should be sweet since I'll be wearing them with my headphones. They stuck this cotton ball in my ear attached to a string, then injected silicone into my ear canal which made my ear feel like it was about to burst, but had a cool ear impression to look at afterwards.

The student was a DJ too, so he understood where I was coming from, that helped a bit.

For any DJ or club goer, highly recommend you get the test done!

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Post by Mellogs » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:43 pm

FYI... Its National Hearing Week

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Post by mrj » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:50 pm

I had this done and my hearing is fukked (apparently, I cant be sure as I'm not sure I heard the doctor properly.....BOOM TISH)

Nice work on having no damage Lynt. Interested to see how your ear plugs go (have been considering).
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Post by lynt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:51 pm

Mellogs wrote:FYI... Its National Hearing Week


Hey, cool!

mrj wrote:Nice work on having no damage Lynt. Interested to see how your ear plugs go (have been considering).


I'll let ya's know ;)

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Post by quick » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:38 pm

Place info will be sweet, need to check mine out too...

I don't think I have perfect hearing at all... did you think that yours had been damaged Karl?
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Post by factory worker » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:42 pm

are you talking to me?
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Post by lynt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:43 pm

Nah, I didnt have any suspicions, but thought since I work in noisy environments like, my whole waking life, I thought it would be a good idea to get them checked and have ear plugs made before I do do damage and become useless in the studio.

Also heard that my computer fans release low acoustic noise that can do damage to your ear while you sleep. I've had a computer switched on in my room since I can remember, so wanted to make sure that was sweet too.

Ya should have your ears checked every year or so minimum anyway if you're working in noisy environments.

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Post by Fents » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:14 pm

I also did this about a month ago. What is it with girlfriends organsing stuff for us Lynto's?

I got the -25db ones for $195 and that was incl the hearing test.

For anyone over my side (Northern) of town hears the details.

Dineen and Wescott Audiologists
74 Mount St
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Tel : 9457 6588

Just across from heidelberg station.

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Post by lynt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:16 pm

Why -25dB?

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Post by JoyRiderz » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:19 pm

MUCH AGREEMENT!!
IT'S WORTH GETTING YOUR EARS TESTED - EVEN IF U THINK THERE ARE NO PROBS. IT'S QUITE SURPRISING WHAT THE TESTS REVEAL

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Post by stovequeen » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:20 pm

don't try and whisper in my left ear :cry:

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Post by aardvarkracer » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:57 pm

wot you got perfect hearing and you still mix like THAT :? :wink:
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Post by lynt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:00 pm

aardvarkracer wrote:wot you got perfect hearing and you still mix like THAT :? :wink:


they didnt test my livers ;)

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Post by andycoal » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:05 pm

Did you haveto sit in that little room and press the button when you hear a tone?hehe
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Post by Fents » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:08 pm

lynt wrote:Why -25dB?


No reason. I could never ever wear them whilst playing tho. I just cant imagine cueing up a track in headphones with ear plugs in. Plus my RPJ's cover my ears completley and block out heaps of noise.

Will take u a while to get used to...First full on gig u have em in u feel like ur a space cadet walking round.

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Post by lynt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:09 pm

AC23_steve wrote:Did you haveto sit in that little room and press the button when you hear a tone?hehe



yups :D

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Post by yenks » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:33 pm

hmm this sure seems like a good idea, I always seem to be asking every1 to repeat what they say to me at the moment :shock:

any1 else get that ringing in your ears when its reallllllly realllllly quiet ?

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Post by Feigan » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:43 pm

Tinitis - gotta love it

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Post by yenks » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:59 pm

Feigan wrote:Tinitis - gotta love it


nah.. i h8 it, drives me :smt091



im worried tho if i get this test, ill just recieve the bad news.

and as they say

ignorance is bliss....

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Post by quick » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:17 pm

yenks wrote:
Feigan wrote:Tinitis - gotta love it


nah.. i h8 it, drives me :smt091



im worried tho if i get this test, ill just recieve the bad news.

and as they say

ignorance is bliss....


true dat :?
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Post by factory worker » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:20 pm

what worse having ringining in your ears and wandering if ou've done damage or getting them tested and maybe being able to protect future damage?
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Post by quick » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:32 pm

factory worker wrote:what worse having ringining in your ears and wandering if ou've done damage or getting them tested and maybe being able to protect future damage?


Isn't that obvious...

but if you don't know if there's a problem, then there is no problem... :P
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Post by cha_chaos » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:37 pm

we were talking about decabels and all that in physics today.... very interesting.... *nodnod*
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Re: I went and got my ears tested

Post by Direkt » Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:23 pm

lynt wrote:I'll post the joint later today when I speak to me woman.



Sick man... give me a buzz to get my address!

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Post by SoulWhiteMan » Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:33 pm

AC23_steve wrote:Did you haveto sit in that little room and press the button when you hear a tone?hehe


I had to do that for a physical as part of a job interview at holden. I only have 87% hearing. :(

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Post by yenks » Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:16 pm

quick wrote:
factory worker wrote:what worse having ringining in your ears and wandering if ou've done damage or getting them tested and maybe being able to protect future damage?


Isn't that obvious...

but if you don't know if there's a problem, then there is no problem... :P


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Post by Stacey » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:04 pm

Unfortunately me not so lucky. I am the proud owner of chronic tinitus. I constantly have ringing in both ears. I also had this test around 96'. I gathered it just comes with 10 years of Marshall stacks and live kits.

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Post by flippo » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:08 pm

Fents wrote: Will take u a while to get used to...First full on gig u have em in u feel like ur a space cadet walking round.


space cadet huh? I bet... :lol: :smt033

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Post by saintberry » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:55 am

everyone has a ringing in their ears to an extent. tinnitus is when the hairs in your ear canal have bent over innit??? that would suck.

about a year ago i had to get my ears tested in cbr for a new job. sounds the same as you guys, little room with the beep thing. i got a really good result for a guy (high freq response) which i was pretty pleased with....tho i dont listen to classical music much :roll:

anyway id like to hear a review on these musicians earplugs...ive always wanted to get a pair but never known where to get them done. i think shure make actual headphones that preform the same task as well as being headphones. most people that preform live @ large concerts use em.
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Re: I went and got my ears tested

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Direktor wrote:
lynt wrote:I'll post the joint later today when I speak to me woman.



Sick man... give me a buzz to get my address!
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exactly how many joints will you be posting?
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Post by ATP » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:27 am

I think they are doing free hearing tests today at my work (eye and ear hosp). I think today is the last day though. so I guess give the main number a bell. I think its 99298000 or 99298888 sorry not sure

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Post by JoyRiderz » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:35 am

werd up ATP !!

are u who i think u are>?

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Post by lynt » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:50 pm

The place was called The University of Melbourne - School of Audiology Clinic

172 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne


Get on!

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Post by ATP » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:53 pm

JoyRiderz wrote:werd up ATP !!

are u who i think u are>?


I guess that depends

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Post by JoyRiderz » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:15 pm

ATP wrote:
JoyRiderz wrote:werd up ATP !!

are u who i think u are>?


I guess that depends


ON?

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Post by ATP » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:19 pm

JoyRiderz wrote:
ATP wrote:
JoyRiderz wrote:werd up ATP !!

are u who i think u are>?


I guess that depends


ON?


who you are, how would one like yourself know me?

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Post by JoyRiderz » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:30 pm

HMMMMMM.........

CLUE:: WE HAVE THE SAME GRANDPARENTS =)

AND IF YA HAVEN'T FIGURED IT OUT AFTA THAT CLUE THEN I'M AFRAID I MIGHT HAVE TO DIS-OWN U!!

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Post by Direkt » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:21 pm

sneaky hands wrote:
Direktor wrote:
lynt wrote:I'll post the joint later today when I speak to me woman.



Sick man... give me a buzz to get my address!
haha
exactly how many joints will you be posting?


Yeah, what's the 411 Karlos?

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Post by Lizkins » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:22 pm

Highly recommend Dr Briggs - he is my ear doctor and did my last op. Love his work! He also has an ear check thingy in his clinic which is near the old Mercy Hospital. Got to see a screenshot/photo thingy of my ear last time i was there, way cool! :shock: 8)

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Post by ATP » Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:14 pm

JoyRiderz wrote:HMMMMMM.........

CLUE:: WE HAVE THE SAME GRANDPARENTS =)

AND IF YA HAVEN'T FIGURED IT OUT AFTA THAT CLUE THEN I'M AFRAID I MIGHT HAVE TO DIS-OWN U!!

HA HA


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Post by CoB » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:20 pm

I think i need some earplugs...
tinitus has started on me.. erm.. im 20.. i think fuck is the right word to use here..
I actually blame it on all the equipment here.. not the music.. this fax machine goes off every hour, and also 24hours a day.. it has a high pitched ringing noise.. the computer fan makes a bad arsed noise, and there is something else under the table that makes a high pitched ringing noise constantly.. we are renovating the house as well.. and for the past few weeks, jus on the other side of my wall has been an air compressor on from 7-4 each day.. plus lots of sawing and banging and whatnot..
and on top of that.. im trying to make music.. hrm.. ok.. maybe i have it turned up 10db more than normal.. so. maybe it is the music.. but yeah.. i havent even been going out much lately.. so this shit is cos of what i do at home.. fook..
sorry bout the rant.. jus thought i would share.. (although sometimes im not sure how much of it is in my head, and how much is from all this crap in front of me.. cos i can be somewhere else and it doesnt seem so bad..
yep.. end rant fi sure now!

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Post by system » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:05 pm

nice one Lyntakus. need to get some new ones, my old pair aren't in the best shape.
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Post by lynt » Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:51 am

Just picked up my ear plugs today.. they're dope. -15dB, everything sounds ultra clear just a little quieter. Can't wait to rinse them over the weeked (and what a perfect weekend to get started, too).

Will give full report on Monday, or when I remember.

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Post by gnat » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:49 pm

lynt wrote:
aardvarkracer wrote:wot you got perfect hearing and you still mix like THAT :? :wink:


they didnt test my livers ;)


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Post by elysium » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:54 pm

lynt wrote:I got some custom ear plugs made, $220 with a -15dB reduction. I could have opted for the -25dB but thought -15dB should be sweet since I'll be wearing them with my headphones.


out of interest, do you happen to know what the dB reduction is with the backyard variety crappy foam earlplugs :?:

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Post by lynt » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:36 pm

elysium wrote:
lynt wrote:I got some custom ear plugs made, $220 with a -15dB reduction. I could have opted for the -25dB but thought -15dB should be sweet since I'll be wearing them with my headphones.


out of interest, do you happen to know what the dB reduction is with the backyard variety crappy foam earlplugs :?:


Nup.. I should have asked, but I'm sure it's on the packet.


Gave them a work out over the weekend, nothing beats waking up with a clear head and no ringing ears. Seriously, it was like I didn't even go out.

Definately worth the money. Made me feel somewhat disoriented at first, a little distant from the vibe as its obviously a lot quieter... but the ability to hear people talking at normal conversation volume on the dancefloor is great. Really really really worth the money, and now I won't be deaf when I get older (here's hoping, anyway).

I have a new found passion for keeping my ears safe.

Go get some.

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Post by Ag3nT[]0raNg3 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:44 pm

if you cant afford the $200 the Etymotic ER-20's i got from www.headphones.com.au are rad. $35

http://www.headphones.com.au/prod_one.p ... ctID=7#top

reduces sound approximately 20 dB at all frequencies.

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Post by lynt » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:14 pm

Ag3nT[]0raNg3 wrote:if you cant afford the $200 the Etymotic ER-20's i got from www.headphones.com.au are rad. $35

http://www.headphones.com.au/prod_one.p ... ctID=7#top

reduces sound approximately 20 dB at all frequencies.

8)


Do you find the -20dB reduction too much? I found -15dB was borderline

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Post by Ag3nT[]0raNg3 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:19 pm

at first it does seem rather quiet. but after about an hour you cant tell you have them in and its very crisp and clear. you can hear people talking to you without a problem.

pretty rad.
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