Skip to comments.The Day the Music Died (aging boomers battling hearing loss inflicted by too much rock music)
Posted on 07/13/2007 9:09:44 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
The Day the Music Died
By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM
Published: July 12, 2007
MICHAEL BELLUSCIS quotation in his high school yearbook was, It aint rock if it aint loud. Growing up in Flushing, Queens, he played guitar and drums, idolized Jimi Hendrix and performed in cover bands. Later, he went on the road as Ringo in the musical Beatlemania.
These days, if his left ear happens to be covered by a pillow, Mr. Bellusci, 47, hears the alarm clock as a faint tick, tick, tick, not a blaring BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. In cacophonous restaurants, he watches peoples mouths so he can follow the conversation.
Years of high decibel noise and trauma from speaker feedback damaged his right ear. Mr. Bellusci, who plays ukulele, recorder, guitar and bass in an acoustic duo, now says, If I could do it over again ...
How many boomers are thinking the same thing.
As more members of the generation born after World War II enter their 60s, and the effects of age conspire with years of hearing abuse, a number find themselves jacking up the volume on their televisions, cringing at boisterous parties and shouting What? into their cellphones.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
All that automatic weapons fire didn’t do our hearing any favors either.
Motorhead gave me tinnitus in 1985. Where are my reparations? ;)
(ringing in the ears)
The same with this generation of boom box, bass-thumping rappers. Every car car a stop light with a kid thumping the bass gives me a giggle.
They will fare worse than rockers.
11C50. Charge 8.
Man I cannot type today.
“Every car at a ...”
I've brightened up some since then.
Nowadays the high-watt woofers rattle the windows in my house when cars pass and I’ve been wondering what kind of damage could be done to the rap-music listeners considering their speakers are emitting enough energy to rattle the windows in my house or does low-frequency noise do no damage?
Some hearing loss can be attributed to other factors. For example, when I was a kid, it was a right of passage so to speak to contract the measles, chicken pox and the mumps. Later it was found out that those childhood diseases can cause or contribute to hearing loss.
LOL! I remember reading something maybe 15 or 20 years ago: some British researchers wanted to do a long-term study of the effects of aging on hearing, but they couldn’t find enough 18-year-olds with normal hearing to start with! (They blamed loud music!)
Maybe this explains why Boomers can’t hear bin Laden’s words that the fight is in Iraq, and that they will kill all of us.....
The dangers of turning your amps up to 11 finally revealed...
WCBS 101.1 FM is Back on the Air!
"Jack" has hit the road!
Baby Boomers can celebrate that their music once again has a home in NYC.
I know when I got that. We had finished dove hunting and I had taken my earplugs out for the day. We were cleaning birds on a tank dam and my cousin saw two birds coming. He fired without warning. My left ear has had ringing ever since.
IF....they can hear it. :)
Well I’m a boomer and I heard it loud and clear.
So do you lip read, or use sign language?
Have you ever tried some natural tinnitus remedies?
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