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Old December 18, 1999, 04:02 PM   #2
Art Eatman
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Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX; Thomasville, GA
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Hearing loss from high-db impacts is cumulative. Unless it's as loud as, say, a naval 5" gun, no one live-fire encounter should create more than a short-term problem.
It's the accumulation of small damages over years of range-practice and plinking without the use of "hear-guards", which made me deaf in the middle of the human speech-frequencies. (They didn't have commonly-available "hear-guards" in the 1940s-1950s.)

Okay? Huh?

, Art
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