Is table fan affecting my hearing health?

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#1 February 15, 2018 - 11:53pm
Cholinnz
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Is table fan affecting my hearing health?

I purchased a new table fan. I am a little concerned because the sound of the fan seems to fill my ears and drown out the other noises around me. I can only hear the sound which is coming out of my computer speaker, which are closer to me. But, I am not able to hear the noise of the traffic outside my window and other normal noises. The fan is placed about 4-5 feet away from me.
When I get out of the room, I feel like I have come up from underwater and my usual sense of hearing is restored immediately. When I discussed this with my family, they asked me to have my hearing health ( https://www.hearingsolutions.ca/services/five-steps-better-hearing ) checked from Ottawa. I am actually glad that it's blocking out distractions, but I fear that it is damaging my hearing capability.

March 27, 2018 - 9:00pm
nikki3
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I think it's damaging my