Can driving a convertible affect your hearing?

3y ago

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I found after long high-speed journeys with my roof down that my ears were, for a shortly while afterwards, being affected. So I decided to find out if driving with my roof and windows down could be damaging my hearing.

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My decibel experiment.

Driving at 70mpg with the roof and windows down could damage my hearing after 8 hours and maybe sooner if also playing music. So now, on those very rare occasions when I driving long distances, I wear ear plugs as used by motor cyclists.

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