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Old 17th May 2010 | Show parent
Gear Nut
Originally Posted by therealbigd View Post
I have damaged hearing, living with it and working to overcome it can, in the long term, make your ears even better.

In my Army service I used to fire large calibre without ear defence and not really care. Upon taking up music again I figured there was no chance of working in production with shot ears. Now I can sit in my room and hear conversations in the kitchen through a pair of solid core doors (not air tight in between though) perfectly well. I still reckon if people with normal hearing put as much effort into training their ears as people with damaged hearing, they'd hear a lot more than they realise.
I partly agree with that statement. But not in reference to mp3. It isn't all about being a better listener. It's whether you fall into the boundaries of the auditory model that the codec is based upon.