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Old February 13, 2015, 09:15 PM   #6
Theohazard
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill DeShivs
I have shot .22s with silencers, and there is not much way the noise would cause hearing damage.
An audiologist would disagree with you. Repeated exposure to noises as low as 85 dB can cause hearing damage. The quietest .22 silencers on the market rarely get a shot down below 115 dB.

http://american-hearing.org/disorder...-hearing-loss/

From that page: "Habitual exposure to noise above 85 dB will cause a gradual hearing loss in a significant number of individuals, and louder noises will accelerate this damage."

The tone and duration of a suppressed gunshot doesn't make it seem anywhere near as loud as it is, but it's still loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage over time, even with a suppressed .22.
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