This is particular relevant to me at the moment, with my current drumming practice.
Coming soon: Pills to ‘turn down’ your ears at clubs
Amps that go beyond 11 widely expected
By Lewis Page
Posted in Biology, 21st January 2009 14:50 GMT
"Top doctors and brainboxes in America and Argentina believe they may be on the track of pills which could ‘turn down’ people’s ears, protecting their hearing from damage at noisy clubs or concerts."
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