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Can a good HT hurt a dog's ears?


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   scottWI

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Posted July 11 2006 - 07:41 AM

I'm not sure where to put this and is a serious question.
My dog has been watching movies with me lately and props up with bass bursts and sounds that aren't so bad to my ears, but I know a dog's is much more sensitive. I even go so far as to lower it just cause I am concerned.

So does anyone know seriously if it could hurt a dog's ears and cause long-term damage?

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   BrianTwig

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Posted July 11 2006 - 08:09 AM

I am not expert and I would consult with your vet, but one of my friends is a pilot and takes his dog flying with him all the time. He asked the vet about the engine noise and possible effects on the dog and he was told that the dogs tempanic (sp?) membrain is like canvas and not to worry about the sound.

But obviously they have to be subject to hearing injury from some things. So check with the vet.
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#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Charlie Campisi

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Posted July 11 2006 - 08:12 AM

Complete guess, but I think dog's ears are much more sensitive to high pitched sounds (dog whistle) and not low tones. My guess is that the deepness of the bass is just scaring him a bit and he's wondering what it is, like thunder.

#4 of 18 OFFLINE   scottWI

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Posted July 11 2006 - 09:56 AM

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Complete guess, but I think dog's ears are much more sensitive to high pitched sounds (dog whistle) and not low tones. My guess is that the deepness of the bass is just scaring him a bit and he's wondering what it is, like thunder.
that's a good thought Charlie. i didn't realize that. i guess i am just curious to see if others have their dogs around when watching a movie that has really good sound...

#5 of 18 OFFLINE   drobbins

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Posted July 11 2006 - 11:38 AM

I am not a dog hearing expert, but I would think if the sound was hurting the dog, he would wine or go away. I used to have a F150 4X4 with a 351, headers, and cherry bomb glasspacks for mufflers. It had a nice low end rumble to it . (rattled the windows in our house). Posted Image My family told me that they could always tell when I was 5 minutes away. My dog would go sit by the door any wait. The only thing I could figure was that he could hear me coming.
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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Jimi C

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Posted July 11 2006 - 01:31 PM

"Can a good HT hurt a dog's ears?"


No, however, a bad one can.
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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   mackie

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Posted July 11 2006 - 02:24 PM

My dog's been known to howl when I turn it up too loud for him.

#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Alan M

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Posted July 12 2006 - 01:20 AM

"My dog's been known to howl when I turn it up too loud for him."

My dog's been known to howl when I try to sing.For that matter,my wife's been known to howl when I try to sing Posted Image

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   dany

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Posted July 12 2006 - 02:18 AM

Doesnt bother my lab at all but if anything it would be the highs. The lows wont hurt anybody.
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   andySu

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Posted July 12 2006 - 10:54 AM

scottWI

Good heavens above mate, what are you doing to that poor dog of yours, I have some ear plugs that I can send to you and you can stick them in the dogs ears!

This has got to the craziest post I’ve seen here, I thought I would have come up with a nutty post like this, my complements to you sir!

Playing anything above “85dbA” for long periods will bugger your ears up!, Low frequency sounds if carefully used and balanced into the home cinema sound system to complement the soundtrack, and should never “overwhelm” it, do you own a SPL db meter?

Did you know the US navy has tested LFA “low frequency Active Sonar” on navy divers, now at 160db! You will be f*&ked up for the rest of your life so, use caution with sound, sound can KILL! The US navy can output this LFA to unheard 240db! Who has ever heard 240db!

Cinema sound is a different kittle of fish, the soundtracks of today rarely meet the high demands posed on the smaller home cinema loudspeakers, where more HF is delivered over the three-screen and surrounds as well. A little EQ applied to give it a flatter response within the room helps and a few absorbent panels.

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Posted July 12 2006 - 04:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimi C
"Can a good HT hurt a dog's ears?"


No, however, a bad one can.


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#12 of 18 OFFLINE   ChrisWiggles

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Posted July 13 2006 - 06:45 AM

You can certainly hurt your ears.

#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Blaine_M

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Posted July 13 2006 - 06:55 AM

My wife is a vet..........it can not hurt the ears. If it did your dog would leave the room.....

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Posted July 13 2006 - 12:03 PM

Just have your dog sit in the corner.
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#15 of 18 OFFLINE   mackie

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Posted July 13 2006 - 12:19 PM

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My wife is a vet..........it can not hurt the ears. If it did your dog would leave the room.....

Yep, he does that after he howls for a minute or two.

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Posted July 14 2006 - 02:04 AM

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Just have your dog sit in the corner.
I understand that's the best place for a "woofer" Posted Image
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And you can put Catwoman in the other corner! Posted Image

#17 of 18 OFFLINE   snkyt

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Posted April 04 2012 - 07:01 AM

I have a basset hound and he is also afraid of low bass on my stereo. Whines endlessly. Even after the music stops playing.

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Posted April 26 2012 - 06:43 AM

Subwoofer rumbles scare the crap out of my cat. She just rushes out of the room and takes a position on the staircase while we're watching in the theater.


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