I know this has been touched on before but I wanted to bring it up again for some discussion. My wife and I finished our pre-natal courses last night and I asked the instructor a few questions about babies & the possibility of hearing damage in loud HT's. The instructor (who is actually hearing impaired herself) assured me that there would be no risk to my child's hearing. She said that if the volume level wasn't bothering me then it probably wouldn't bother the baby either. (I know my hearing is well above par so it's not a question of... "well, if you're hard of hearing you'll have it turned up too loud for the baby") She went on to say that... if it's not as loud as a rock concert (when you're left with "ringing" in your ears) then it shouldn't be a problem. Apparently hearing loss is more related to the nerves and not the actual eardrum itself. I was also told to watch the baby for cues, if the child seemed bothered or under distress... turn it down. What do you guys think?