Is listening daily at an average of 85db safe?


For a few hours a day I listen at an average of 85dbc. (Yes that's dbc, c weighted, not a weighted) A weighted average is about 78. All information on hearing loss I can find online is always measured in Dba, not dbc. Does this mean I can actually listen louder without the risk of damage or no? Are bass sounds less damaging? Is it safe for me to be listening daily at these levels?
nemesis1218
As long as the neighbors dont complain let it rip....its like I'm saving my hearing for what a rainy day....lol.
"Are bass sounds less damaging?" Here ya go!

Given how the inner ear works, noise induced hearing loss generally occurs at the frequency of the noise. As the sound waves travel through the cochlea they undergo frequency dispersion. This means that a low frequency sound (bass) only "travels" the whole length of the cochlea all the way to the apex while high frequency sounds are transmitted only to the base. This means that low frequency sounds are slightly more "dangerous" to the inner ear than high frequency sounds.
Rock out everything will be ok.
"I already have slight tinnitus from many loud concerts without earplugs. (finally wised up and got some though)"

And you're asking a VERY important medical question online? Ooookaay.....