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Convertibles may be hazardous to your hearing

October 6, 2009 |  1:23 pm

Love to drive with the top down and hear the wind whipping past you? Well, you may not be putting your ears at risk, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation in San Diego.

A British surgeon and (and coincidentally, convertible owner) assessed seven convertibles for noise levels at 50-plus mph and concluded that prolonged driving in convertibles can expose your ears to damage over time from noise generated by wind, trucks and traffic.

Read more about it in Health blog: Booster Shots.