Noise and Hearing (was Re: [rescue] Re: Throw another packet on the server...)
J. Alexander Jacocks
jjacocks at mac.com
Fri Aug 22 11:10:42 CDT 2003
On Friday 22 August 2003 08:41 am, d.kindred at telesciences.com wrote:
> We have some old LX's with the 420 Meg drives that have been screaming
> for several YEARS without ever actually failing. The thing that scares
> me is that in one of the server rooms YOU CAN'T HEAR THEM! Can't be
> good for long term expectations of hearing.
> I know of the risks to hearing from some of my hobbies, but what about
> from long term exposure to computer room noise?
I dunno about y'all, but I'm half-deaf as it is. I suspect my years of living
in server farms haven't helped any.
All kidding aside, I've lost about 15% of my hearing in my left ear and 30% in
my right, likely due to machine noise. To make things worse, my weekend
hobby is racing cars. I think that as the years go by, there will be more
and more people like me in our profession/hobby.
I'm not sure what can be done about this, though. C'est la vie, I suppose.
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