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7th Feb '17 11:04:34 AM DavidDelony
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* Locomotives in the U.S. use loud air horns which most places require engineers to blow when they go over crossings as well as emergency situations. While most modern horns are mounted toward the middle of the locomotive, in the past, they were mounted right above the cab. Since most cabs lacked air conditioning, the windows were left open. Naturally, a lot of old engineers have some degree of hearing loss. Nowadays, cabs are insulated and air conditioned. Hearing protection is also mandatory when the cab window is open.

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* Locomotives in the U.S. use loud air horns which most places require engineers to blow when they go over crossings as well as in emergency situations. While most modern horns are mounted toward the middle of the locomotive, in the past, they were mounted right above the cab. Since most cabs lacked air conditioning, the windows were left open. Naturally, a lot of old engineers have some degree of hearing loss. Nowadays, cabs are insulated and air conditioned. Hearing protection is also mandatory when the cab window is open.
8th Dec '16 5:40:02 AM Morgenthaler
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Yet in fiction, even as {{badass}}es are using guns and explosives and outrunning explosions, they don't seem to be affected by the sound at all.

This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality, as no one wants to hear about the {{badass}} losing his hearing from trying to [[OutrunTheFireball outrun a fireball]] or surviving a shootout.[[labelnote: note]]As an aside, there is some TruthInTelevision here, since numerous police officers and soldiers have reported hearing normally ''but for gunfire'' during combat situations. This is sometimes referred to as "[[http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/glossaryah/g/AuditoryExcl.htm auditory exclusion]]."[[/labelnote]] And no one wants to see him putting in earplugs or wearing gigantic earmuffs, either. Typically, only coward-type characters will cover their ears while anticipating an explosion.

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Yet in fiction, even as {{badass}}es badasses are using guns and explosives and outrunning explosions, they don't seem to be affected by the sound at all.

This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality, as no one wants to hear about the {{badass}} badass losing his hearing from trying to [[OutrunTheFireball outrun a fireball]] or surviving a shootout.[[labelnote: note]]As an aside, there is some TruthInTelevision here, since numerous police officers and soldiers have reported hearing normally ''but for gunfire'' during combat situations. This is sometimes referred to as "[[http://panicdisorder.about.com/od/glossaryah/g/AuditoryExcl.htm auditory exclusion]]."[[/labelnote]] And no one wants to see him putting in earplugs or wearing gigantic earmuffs, either. Typically, only coward-type characters will cover their ears while anticipating an explosion.



10th Nov '16 11:49:57 AM DustSnitch
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* ''[[VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany Battlefield: Bad Company 2]]''

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* %%* ''[[VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany Battlefield: Bad Company 2]]''
18th Sep '16 7:22:58 AM JackG
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* ''Advertising/AirNewZealandSafetyVideos'': The Western portion of "Safety in Hollywood" has Anna Faris and Rhys Darby filming a ShowdownAtHighNoon. Anna keeps telling Rhys to "Draw!" but he's got hearing damage from all the gunfights he's been in. "Or? Or what?"
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6th Sep '16 6:05:28 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Manga/Gangsta}}'''s first episode a gun goes off right next to Nicholas' head and he doesn't so much flinch. More justified than most examples in that Nicholas is, in fact, deaf, but the sheer physical force of it would still cause him pain. Next time a fire alarm goes off notice how it actually makes your eardrums buzz (precisely so deaf people can tell something's happening) and then magnify that several times to understand what being that close to a firing gun would be like.

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* In ''{{Manga/Gangsta}}'''s first episode a gun goes off right next to Nicholas' head and he doesn't so much as flinch. More justified than most examples in that Nicholas is, in fact, deaf, but the sheer physical force of it would still cause him pain. Next time a fire alarm goes off notice how it actually makes your eardrums buzz (precisely so deaf people can tell something's happening) and then magnify that several times to understand what being that close to a firing gun would be like.
6th Sep '16 6:04:14 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Manga/Gangsta}}'''s first episode a gun goes off right next to Nicholas' head and he doesn't flinch. More justified than most examples in that Nicholas is, in fact, deaf, but the sheer physical force of it would still cause him pain. Next time a fire alarm goes off notice how it actually makes your eardrums buzz (precisely so deaf people can tell something's happening) and then magnify that several times to understand what having a gun go off by your head would be like.

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* In ''{{Manga/Gangsta}}'''s first episode a gun goes off right next to Nicholas' head and he doesn't so much flinch. More justified than most examples in that Nicholas is, in fact, deaf, but the sheer physical force of it would still cause him pain. Next time a fire alarm goes off notice how it actually makes your eardrums buzz (precisely so deaf people can tell something's happening) and then magnify that several times to understand what having being that close to a firing gun go off by your head would be like.
5th Sep '16 5:47:31 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Manga/Gangsta}}'''s first episode a gun goes off right next to Nicholas' head and he doesn't flinch. More justified than most examples in that Nicholas is, in fact, deaf, but the sheer physical force of it would still cause him pain. Next time a fire alarm goes off notice how it actually makes your eardrums buzz (precisely so deaf people can tell something's happening) and then magnify that several times to what having a gun go off by your head would be like.

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* In ''{{Manga/Gangsta}}'''s first episode a gun goes off right next to Nicholas' head and he doesn't flinch. More justified than most examples in that Nicholas is, in fact, deaf, but the sheer physical force of it would still cause him pain. Next time a fire alarm goes off notice how it actually makes your eardrums buzz (precisely so deaf people can tell something's happening) and then magnify that several times to understand what having a gun go off by your head would be like.
11th Aug '16 9:50:20 PM PaulA
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* Averted in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]''. Aral and Kou are both temporarily deafened after a near miss from a grenade in an assassination attempt.

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* Averted in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Barrayar]]''.novel ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}''. Aral and Kou are both temporarily deafened after a near miss from a grenade in an assassination attempt.
1st Aug '16 11:49:16 PM Pallo
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* Averted in Jacques Audiard's ''[[Film/AProphet Un Prophete]]''. As the main character is temporarily deafened, the sound of the film is dulled and only the protagonist's voice can be heard loudly and clearly.

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* Averted in Jacques Audiard's ''[[Film/AProphet Un Prophete]]''.Prophète]]''. As the main character is temporarily deafened, the sound of the film is dulled and only the protagonist's voice can be heard loudly and clearly.
1st Aug '16 11:47:45 PM Pallo
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* Averted in Jacques Audiard's ''Film/UnProphete''. As the main character is temporarily deafened, the sound of the film is dulled and only the protagonist's voice can be heard loudly and clearly.

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* Averted in Jacques Audiard's ''Film/UnProphete''.''[[Film/AProphet Un Prophete]]''. As the main character is temporarily deafened, the sound of the film is dulled and only the protagonist's voice can be heard loudly and clearly.
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