Hearing protection when things go bump in the night


G50AE

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Why? Well, I can only guess; but I suspect the body and brain have some sort of exclusionary auditory mechanism that can actually shut down the ears' ability to hear.

Neither am I the only person I've ever known to say this. I've heard comments like mine from other gunmen, too.
You are correct. Auditory exclusion is a documented medical phenomenon. It is a reaction to the adrenaline dump you will experience in a deadly force situation. Time perspective distortion is another reaction. Massad Ayoob documents these effects in some of his writings.
 

Cyr

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Documented? Heck, I've actually lived through several of these very loud events without suffering any adverse hearing effects. Auditory exclusion doesn't happen all of the time; but, still, it does happen!
 
You are correct. Auditory exclusion is a documented medical phenomenon. It is a reaction to the adrenaline dump you will experience in a deadly force situation. Time perspective distortion is another reaction. Massad Ayoob documents these effects in some of his writings.
But auditory exclusion doesn't stop your hearing from being damaged
 

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