In a recent KCRA 3 investigation, KCRA investigators wanted to find out just how loud movies are in local theatres. They monitored the volume of popular family movies and found that many of the overly loud movies are in fact movies for children. Hearing experts recommend people start wearing ear protection when exposed to 85 decibels or more for prolonged periods.
Summer blockbusters are about to hit theaters, but could those movies be harmful to your health — specifically, your hearing? Summer blockbusters are about to hit theaters, but could those movies be harmful to your health — specifically, your hearing? Ed Yarborough used to love going to the theater, but when he went to see “The Hobbit” in 2012, Yarborough didn’t realize it would be the last film he would ever view in a theater. A hearing specialist diagnosed Yarborough with moderate hearing loss and tinnitus, a permanent ringing in the ears. Almost three years later, Yarborough said the ringing still hasn’t gone away.