• USAFANG67 Posted: 1/7/2011 6:54pm PST

    I'll just shut off my hearing aid and not worry about it :-)

  • ken Posted: 1/7/2011 9:31am PST

    I am 37. My daily driver is a Miata for over 4 years, 65 miles each day, mostly on the highway. The noise difference between going 75 and 85 is incredible. The noise becomes truly painful going anything above 90.
    I have a hard time hearing people in bars/noisy places. I know I have some hearing loss... But the car is sooo much fun. It erases ALL stress.

  • jrbt1 Posted: 1/7/2011 9:26am PST

    Heck, the reason I do not buy Honda autos is that they sounds like one of the doors is missing. These motorcycle base companies need to understand that auto owners like autos to be quieter than a motorcycle.
    Honda has not gotten that message yet....their autos are very road noisy as are some others.

  • bengt avatar Bengt Posted: 1/6/2011 12:18am PST

    @mike-- We're referring to different things. You're right, the physics/math of it is that 20 dB is ten times louder than 10 dB. But perceived loudness is different--then we're talking adjusted intensities, dBA, phons, and sones.

  • Mike Posted: 1/5/2011 1:35pm PST

    This math is very bad. 10db is 10 times louder and 20db is 100 times louder. 3db is 2 times louder and 6db is 4 times louder.

  • Matt Posted: 1/5/2011 12:42pm PST

    I am going to go out on a limb and guess that this article is directed to older drivers, well past their prime driving fancy cars, that are at greater risk of hearing loss than someone my age.
    Hehehehe, want to keep your hearing while driving with the top down? Stay away from my ride when I have the music cranked and the windows down. ;)

  • fb_579789275 avatar JL Posted: 1/5/2011 9:08am PST

    Don't be a woose. Put some plugs in and ride!!