Thursday, February 16, 2006

My ipod is making me deaf


Seriously, I think I might be causing some serious harm to my ear drums. Perhaps someone else is familiar with this complaint. I had the ipod earphones that came with the thing, and they died shortly after. Of course. Then, I got the $85 dollar ones that go into your ears. I promptly dropped the extra 2 sets of buds on Hastings Street never to be seen again. Then I tried them out. I thought they sucked for the longest time, sounding primarily tinny, and completely lacking in bass. Then, I discovered the only way to make them work is to bloody cram the things in there, creating the necessary seal blah blah blah......and still everytime you moved your head or yawned, the buggers popped out!

So I'm dealing with them mostly 'cause I want my moneys worth.
But I'm starting to think that all is not well. I know that my hearing is going.

The 2 loudest shows ever encountered:
Dinosaur Jr on the Green Mind tour back in the late 80's
Broadcast at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in the UK 2001.

Either way, it's happening, and I guess I'll just roll with it.

In the meantime, how to solve the headphones dilemma?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I feel the pain of everyone. Then I feel nothing"

I blame the loss of hearing due to my iPod too. If we were American, we could start a class action lawsuit with one of those slezy lawyers that advertises on t.v.

--->Rica

Let's go get some tacos said...

two words
cochlear implant

mitya said...

dude, those cochlear implants are terrible. did you hear that piece on NPR a week or two ago? the sound is terrible.

ara said...

yeah, mitya, and me and a couple of friends were just talking about that yesterday. bad news those.

kntgrl, i think you may be right. boo.

Almostcrash said...

THIS ANGERS ME! No matter HOW FAR i stick my left head phone (that came with the ipod) into my left ear, it falls out. This is horrible for walking/running. Even laying on the beach - STILL - the left one just falls out.

freakpowertix said...

how about old school headphones?

Let's go get some tacos said...

great photos.

ara said...

oh, i just read this and thought of you...
http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/conditions/03/14/ipod.hearingrisk/index.html