160,000 watts of RUSH — how loud is that, really? Turns out, only about 8 times louder than a 300 watt amp! And only about 16 times louder than a 30 watt amp!

The carryon about one-hundred and sixty thousands watts, holy cow, that’s huge! actually breaks down this way: Every doubling of power is represented as 3dB. It takes 10dB difference to make something sound “twice as loud” or “twice as quiet”. So 160,000 watts only sounds about twice as loud as 20,000 watts (that’s about 9dB … Read more

Listening to tailor-made notched music reduces tinnitus loudness and tinnitus-related auditory cortex activity

Abstract   Maladaptive auditory cortex reorganization may contribute to the generation and maintenance of tinnitus. Because cortical organization can be modified by behavioral training, we attempted to reduce tinnitus loudness by exposing chronic tinnitus patients to self-chosen, enjoyable music, which was modified (“notched”) to contain no energy in the frequency range surrounding the individual tinnitus … Read more