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The Daily Record
A pipe band have been told to wear earplugs because they are louder than a jet engine. Noise expert Sheila Mackay told the pipers and drummers they are risking damage to their hearing for good.

The audiologist gave her warning after visiting the most northerly pipe band on the mainland as part of Healthy Highland Week. She found the skirl of the pipes when Wick Royal British Legion Scotland Pipe Band practised in their Caithness hall hit 108 decibels. But the snare drums were the worst offenders – reaching 122 decibels.

The roar of a jet engine averages 120 decibels.

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February 28, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment

  1. Good words.

    Comment by Tacy | November 10, 2008


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