Was wondering what factors might have contributed to my age-related high frequency hearing loss. While our daughters were teenagers (many years ago), they got the good cars and I happily drove a 1986 Toyota Camry with a dead air conditioner all around Texas on various Interstates at 70 to 75 mph with all four windows rolled down and rock 'n roll turned up loud enough to hear over the wind/road noise in the windows.
Searching around on the Internet, the common opinion seems to be driving at high speed with the windows down can be a source of hearing loss and one person even claimed that it’s commonly known factor for motorcycle riders (and from the phrasing didn’t think the poster meant just engine noise).
Searched the forum here but just skimming hits for “driving loss,” “wind loss,” etc., didn’t come across any real discussion of the topic. Guess I should get out on the Interstate with all the windows down, turn up the radio, and use my phone Sound Meter app to see what sort of decibel level I hit when I recreate the days of yore driving experience. I’ll add that info to this thread when I have a chance to check it out.