When your ears are ringing after a night out, it means the music you were exposed to was too loud. This is a symptom called tinnitus and is common among partygoers, however, 1 in 10 people suffer from permanent tinnitus.
We won't get into the details* but prolonged exposure to loud music can cause temporary or permanent tinnitus as well as hearing loss, which if you (like most of us) want to enjoy the sweet sound of music for the rest of your life, is not ideal.
Class is in session so get set for Hearing 101. Imagine two categories; safe range and risk range. The below chart lists common sounds and their decibel levels.
30db = Whisper
40db = Refrigerator
60db = Normal conversation
75db = Dishwasher
85db = Heavy city traffic
95db = Motorcycle
110db = Clubs and concerts
120db = Ambulance siren
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) safe noise level is 70 decibels. Clubs and venues play music that reaches up to 115 decibels. The louder the noise, the less time it takes to cause permanent hearing damage. The below chart lists decibel levels and the maximum job-noise exposure allowed by law. If it's anything to do with the law, you know it's serious.
Max Time Exposure at Decibel Levels
95db = 4 hours
100db = 2 hours
105db = 1 hours
110db = 30 minutes
115db = 15 minutes
So remember before when we said clubs and venue music can reach up to 115 decibels? That means if clubbing was our job and duty, we would legally only be allowed to dance for 15 minutes, without hearing protection.
That's where Sets™ comes in - with 23 decibels of premium protection, you'll be able to protect your hearing without compromising sound quality.
30% of people globally suffer from some form of hearing loss - practice safe Sets™ and be in that 70%.
*Rumour has it, the inside of our ears are lined with hair cells. When we spend a night listening to music above what is safe for our ears for a long period of time, it causes some degree of hearing loss. As our body tries to heal and our brains rewire, our neurons end up in a self-sustaining loop, hence the ringing.