Well, it doesn’t seem like it’s normal hearing loss but in some form I have some hearing loss. It really sucks. I’ve known about hearing loss for a while but haven’t really paid attention to it until recently. Until I began studying it. Now I know too much for my good. I have to actually pay attention to the fact that I might go deaf if I’m not careful. In fact, history is against me in this case.
Just a few minutes ago, my GameCube was playing a disc that is on pause with my game Metroid Prime. Anywho, while I type here on the computer my left ear can hear the disc spinning at high speed very easily. I then turned my head and my right ear doesn’t hear the spining as well. I can hear something happening but not as much rotation happening as I can hear in my left ear.
Another test I put upon myself was to listen to a white noise generator. At normal levels, I can only hear up to about 10-11kHz in my right ear and about 13-15kHz in my left ear. The normal range of human hearing, well, at least at infancy the normal range of human hearing is 20Hz-20kHz. I don’t think I should be extremely but I should be conscious about listening to loud sounds.
The reason history is against me is because on both sides of my family, there are hearing aids and bad tinnitus. If you don’t know what tinnitus is, you’re lucky. Or you’re ignorant! Go find out here.
It’s interesting how I’m possibly going to enter into a world of music and the music industry and I’m getting less and less able to hear. Argh.