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NASCAR (the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) is one of the most popular sports in the United States right now, but it is also one of the most dangerous sports for your hearing. It broadcasts to 150 countries and has a massive following around the world. Millions of people attend NASCAR races each year, and the loud sounds produced can be harmful to both the participants and the spectators, all of whom are at risk for hearing loss.
Hearing Loss Is Very Likely At NASCAR Races
According to research into NASCAR races, the noise level at these events can be 900 times higher than the allowable daily noise for any occupation. At these noise levels, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is not just possible, but inevitable.
Everyone’s at Risk For Hearing Loss
The NASCAR drivers are not the only ones who are at risk from hearing impairment. The pit crew and the fans as well are exposed to extremely high levels of noise, and their hearing can be compromised. Find more about the best treatments from these sonus complete customer reviews.
The Collective Noise Adds Up
The legal noise level is 85 decibels for an average 8-hour workday. At a NASCAR race, the average noise level can reach up to 140 decibels – and that’s only for one car! Imagine 43 cars going around a full field track at around 140 decibels each. Now that can get loud!
NASCAR Employees Must Safeguard Their Hearing
A study found that drivers, mechanics, and the pit crew are exposed to around 12-21 hours of excessive noise each week, for a period of around 40 weeks in a row. It is beyond important that NASCAR employees protect their hearing.
Spectators Are At Risk For Hearing Loss
While race car drivers wear custom-molded earplugs, the fans often don’t. Spectators are taking a huge risk when watching NASCAR races live and are often exposed to loud and consistent noise during the race. The hearing damage is cumulative and irreversible, and both crew and spectators need to take the necessary steps to protect their hearing while the race is on.
Get Your Hearing Tested
If you or someone you love has been exposed to loud, consistent sounds like those at a NASCAR race, it is important that you get your hearing tested by a trained hearing healthcare professional to determine if there has been any damage to your hearing.
AN EVENING WITH THE UNSERS
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Speakers Series will present “An Evening with the Unsers” May 21, hosted by Bob Jenkins and featuring Bobby Unser and Al Unser, Jr.
Set in the special exhibit honoring their legendary family, “The Amazing Unsers: From Albuquerque To Indianapolis” which opened at the Museum April 9, the program will begin at 6:45 pm. Doors will open at 6:15 pm.
Speaker Series tickets are available to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Members for $40 and non-members for $55. Tickets must be purchased in advance and seating is limited to 100 – [firstname.lastname@example.org].
FRANCE FAMILY TO RECEIVE 2018 CAM ARGETSINGER AWARD
James C. “Jim” France and the France Family will be honored on June 28 by the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) with the 2018 Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports.
The 2018 award will be the fifth presented by the IMRRC. Chip Ganassi was the inaugural recipient in 2014. Richard Petty and Roger Penske were honorees in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Mario Andretti was cited in 2017.
RRDC member Jim France is now the patriarch, continuing the legacy of leadership, as chairman for both the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). In addition, he serves as a vice chairman of NASCAR.
The France’s will receive the Argetsinger Award at a gala dinner preceding the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen IMSA weekend at Watkins Glen International. The dinner is open to the public and will be held at the internationally renowned Corning Museum of Glass in nearby Corning, N.Y.
The Award memorializes Cameron R. Argetsinger, founder and organizer of the first races at Watkins Glen 70 years ago. Tickets are $250 per person and may be purchased online at 2018 CRA Tickets or by calling the Racing Research Center at (607) 535-9044.