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Cyclists Beware of Wind Noise

first_img Cyclists Ever think about how all the wind rushing past your ears could be slowly damaging your hearing? For Michael Seidman, MD, otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon at Florida Hospital, the answer is yes. It occurred to him recently when he was out biking with his brother.“We were riding 18 to 20 mph and we couldn’t hear each other speak,” Dr. Seidman says. “I knew this had to be bad for hearing; I’ve determined that wind noise at speeds higher than 10 mph creates enough sound to damage the ear.”Michael Seidman, MD“People don’t think about it,” he adds. “We know about motorcyclists and wind noise when the rider doesn’t wear a helmet, but when it comes to cycling it just doesn’t seem as harmful. We should be aware of it, though. It’s not as innocuous as you think.”Dr. Seidman was so interested in the topic that he went on a bike ride in the wind tunnel at Ford Motor Company to examine it more closely.“I was riding at 50 to 60 mph, which is achievable on a bike when you go downhill,” he says. “Basically, if you are riding 1 to 2 hours at 10 mph with wind you could be damaging your hearing.”It’s similar to being at a noisy concert. Your ears recover each time, but over time the more concerts you go to, more and more permanent damage is being done.Dr. Seidman, who was the lead author of the study, Evaluation of Noise Exposure Secondary to Wind Noise in Cyclists, reported the findings with his colleagues on September 18 at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in San Diego, California.He warns, earplugs aren’t the answer since you won’t be able to hear vehicles as they approach. It Can Cause Serious Damage To Your EarsFrom Florida Hospital – Apopka  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here TAGSCyclistsFlorida Hospital – ApopkaWind Noise Previous articleWater Management District: “Drinking water supplies not at risk”Next articleErrol benefactor speaks up Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more