Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,656
Exclamation Study Finds High-Speed Convertible Driving Hazardous To Hearing

[
http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1053195_study-finds-high-speed-convertible-driving-hazardous-to-hearing


Last edited by Brucelee; 01-06-2011 at 05:34 AM.
ekam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Gforrest2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 308
I wonder why they say earplugs don't work. As a motorcycle rider, I use earplugs all the time to protect from the wind noise.
__________________
Glen
Gforrest2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
JTP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 628
Like we needed a study done to know that driving in a noisy open car was bad for our ears??!! Duh!
We should all trade our cars in for quiet Chevy Volts, stay completely out of the sun, and eat organic fair trade shade grown low sodium low cholestrol hippie food. And wear earmuffs to protect our ears.
JTP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #4
Registered User
 
ChrisZang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Carlos, CA 94070
Posts: 1,450
What?
Hand me my ear horn please
__________________
I still wave at Boxsters, but they no longer wave back :-(
2002 Boxster S "Violet" (sold but not forgotten)
2009 Carrera 4S "Kelsey" (current ride)
2015 FIAT 500e "Nikki" my commuter car
ChrisZang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8
I guess to keep our hearing we need full f1 style race helmets…
interesting info.
connecticutporsche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 07:43 PM   #6
Registered User
 
husker boxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Omaha
Posts: 2,474
Ohhh, now it makes sense. JoePa must be haulin a$$ in a convertible when out recruiting 5 stars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKAbbLLWRk0
__________________
PCA National HPDE Instructor
2008 Boxster S Limited Edition #005
2008 Cayman S Sport - Signal Green
1987 928 S4 - Granite Green Metallic (Felsengrun)
husker boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 02:47 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NEPA
Posts: 343
Please do not make a fool of JoePa as he does a he** of a good job himself. Ed
cvhs18472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 03:48 AM   #8
Registered User
 
husker boxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Omaha
Posts: 2,474
I know. I debated about linking that. He's a heck of a coach and you have to respect all that he's accomplished.
__________________
PCA National HPDE Instructor
2008 Boxster S Limited Edition #005
2008 Cayman S Sport - Signal Green
1987 928 S4 - Granite Green Metallic (Felsengrun)
husker boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 05:16 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,656
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gforrest2
I wonder why they say earplugs don't work. As a motorcycle rider, I use earplugs all the time to protect from the wind noise.
Because sound waves can enter thru the skin and the area behind your ears. Plugs are not enough to stop all the noise that's why you need ear muffs.
ekam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 05:19 AM   #10
Registered User
 
jcb986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,266
What did you say......
__________________
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/x...6/PC120055.jpg

Old Hippie Young Heart
2000 S/3.2 Liter/Tiptronic/Boxster S Sport Package/Cruise Control/Slate Grey Metallic
Red Special Leather Interior/Red Floor Mats/Red Hand Painted Instrument Dials/Roll Bar/Windstop
Small Carbon Package/Leather Wrap Carbon Wheel/Center Console Exterior Color/Alum Carbon Shift Knob
AM/FM Radio w/CD Player & Changer/Digital Sound Package/18" Turbo Wheels/Wheel Caps w/Colored Crest
jcb986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 05:56 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,802
The article didn't really say earplugs don't help...only that they also potentially block out sounds the driver, for safety reasons, might want/need to hear.

Personally, I don't drive for hours and hours at interstate speeds with the top down anyway. To me, it just gets a little fatiguing after awhile. I like top down driving in relatively short bursts, in select locations.
Frodo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 06:22 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 76
WHAT.... I guess i need to save money on those modified mufflers and upgrade my stereos also. How about nagging wife on the passenger side? (JK honey).

and JTP [We should all trade our cars in for quiet Chevy Volts]
lifeisgood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 07:17 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Beelzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: California
Posts: 149
Meh, the noise only bothers me when traveling 100mph plus.

Firearm shooting took my perfect hearing long ago.
Beelzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: edmonton,alberta,canada
Posts: 104
Garage
As long as they don't ban making convertibles
to protect us from ourselves
__________________
Living one calculated risk @ a time
chris97boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 11:44 AM   #15
Engine Surgeon
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cleveland GA USA
Posts: 2,424
Living is hazardous... If I don't do something hazardous at least once a day I get bored.

Turbine Engines, gunfire and race engines have taken a toll on mine, but I'd do it all over again! I do everyday!
__________________
Jake Raby/www.flat6innovations.com
IMS Solution/ Faultless Tool Inventor
US Patent 8,992,089 &
US Patent 9,416,697
Developer of The IMS Retrofit Procedure- M96/ M97 Specialist
Jake Raby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 01:36 PM   #16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 168
LOL...funny responses...
__________________
'08 987S, 6 Speed, Guards Red, Black Interior, 19" Chrome Wheels, Clear Bra, Painted Side Vents, Dension Ipod, Clear Side Markers, Cayman Sports Tip, Red Tail Lights
r9i8c7k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #17
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: near Chicago
Posts: 523
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake Raby
Living is hazardous... If I don't do something hazardous at least once a day I get bored.

Turbine Engines, gunfire and race engines have taken a toll on mine, but I'd do it all over again! I do everyday!
I agree, and add concerts to that list (though decidedly less dangerous than the others). However, there's no reason not to protect your hearing when practical.
Mike_Yi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 02:43 PM   #18
Registered User
 
Pilot2519j's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 655
AGH LOUDER PLEASE! Me thinks that methane from cows are lethal to convertible drivers.
__________________
Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate
Pilot2519j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 04:27 PM   #19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chadds Ford, PA
Posts: 164
If the weather is/as nice my top is always down even on the highway for long drives.
__________________
02 Boxster S (sold), 05 Boxster S (sold), 00 Ferrari 360 (sold), 05 Boxster S (sold), 01 Boxster S (sold), 99 Boxster (sold)
SeaNile31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 06:21 PM   #20
Carnut
 
AndyA6's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTP
Like we needed a study done to know that driving in a noisy open car was bad for our ears??!! Duh!
We should all trade our cars in for quiet Chevy Volts, stay completely out of the sun, and eat organic fair trade shade grown low sodium low cholestrol hippie food. And wear earmuffs to protect our ears.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS!


__________________
'14 Boxster
AndyA6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page