Standing Directly In Front Of Speakers

Some of the most dangerous levels of noise occur near an aircraft during takeoff or in close proximity to a shotgun blast. These very high decibel noise level events can cause instantaneous hearing loss and immediate pain within the ear. Other loud sounds that can be dangerous to the ears include extended exposure to a rock concert as well as standing directly in front of the speakers of a home entertainment system. While not as loud, a lawnmower or chainsaw can cause serious hearing loss if exposure exceeds more than just a few hours.