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Movies hurt hearing

No, Charlotte, you are not alone in objecting to the unneccarily loud sounds in movie houses. I used to ask employees to turn it down. I gave up on that, but called the Health Department and asked if they had ever checked the decibel rating in movie theaters. Of course, they never have, and apparently never will. Hearing loss is not a health problem to them. The outside world is aware of the increasing number of people with hearing loss. Since I am wearing heariing aids, I know it is a serious and expensive problem. People should be aware that two hearing aids cost anywhere from $3,200 and up. Hearing aids do not correct the deficit as eyeglasses do, but are a big help is restoring your place in society. Those in music entertainment should cool their amps. They’re damaging a whole population.

Alice Munkelt

Grass Valley


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