I’m so sorry, I meant no offense with my reply! I stated that I wasn’t at all a doctor to also imply that I had zero personal knowledge about your particular condition, and I apologize for making assumptions about something I knew nothing about.

I’m glad my replies gave your audiologists a good laugh…but the fact remains that sound levels that high are still very dangerous for the average ear, especially over long term music listening/movie watching type scenarios. If sound gets loud enough it can indeed start shearing away and bending ear hair listening cells.

There’s mountains of research and safety standards to support not listening at levels that high for any length of time, and that’s the only knowledge I have personal access to as a non health professional.

Even this ENT’s web site says that folks with hearing damage can still suffer from NIHL (Noise-induced hearing loss).

But again, you’re exactly right, I don’t at all know your exact situation, and I’m sorry to have made assumptions.

I also don’t want my other readers to show up and think it’s totally fine to listen to constant 140dB volumes in headphones!

I’m not a paid expert or a headphone engineer, and I’m learning new stuff every day. I didn’t find your question to be a bother, and I answered it with all of the knowledge I have. I’m just a guy on the internet who studied film and video and likes to listen to headphones at safe levels for me, and write reviews of them.

Again, I’m sorry about my working assumptions about your scenario, but that’s the only point of reference I had to go on. I’m glad you were able to find some folks who could help you out! I’d love to read about what you end up buying and how it ends up working for you, if you’re willing to come back and share!

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