The tinitis is a bad indicator. Use the plugs. Or consider that cheaper
stereos with poor frequency response will be more suitable for you in the
At 09:25 AM 4/2/00 -0400, you wrote:
>This has been a concern of mine for the past couple of years. Entering
>my sixth season of refereeing and there are times I leave the field with
>a ringing in my ears. Especially notice it when I've done several youth
>rec matches in a row (lot of whistles, sometimes prolonged or repeated).
>I've tried to soften the volume, although sometimes it seems like you
>can only go from very loud to just loud.
>Also have thought about earplugs, the little soft foam ones you can get
>from hunting supply stores.
>Anyone else know much about hearing loss from whistles?
>Patrick Duffy wrote:
>> Is anyone concerned about hearing loss by referees? One of my colleagues
>> (CISL, NCAA D1 finals) felt that she was experiencing significant hearing
>> loss. She's no longer refereeing, in part because of it.
>> Patrick Duffy