Just curious, as I work in a fairly loud environment, and am trying to avoid hearing damage caused by turning the volume up too far on my in ear monitors.
The ambient noise level where I work is roughly 80dbA constant I'm not sure how many decibels are reduced just by having the IEMs in. Any way to find this out? Let's just assume they reduce it by 20dbA, which would mean now my ears are only getting 60dbA of ambient noise. Now lets say my IEMs were playing at a level that I knew for a fact was 85dbA in a silent room. If I played this at the same level in the room at work with ambient noise, would my ears still be receiving just 85dbA or would they be receiving more due the the ambient noise, even though the noise is at a lower volume? If so, how many more decibels would they be receiving?
Edited by romnation - 6/14/14 at 12:50am