Can driving a convertible affect your hearing?

There's only one way to find out, with the use of a nine year old.

4y ago

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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Comments (3)

  • Hi Rafal. I'll be back in the new year.

      4 years ago
  • hi Steve, please come back with your videos to MX5 Diary channel on YT. are you considering this after those few weeks at drive tribe?

      4 years ago