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Does loud music hurt a cats ears??

heidiho
March 26th, 2007, 08:39 PM
I bought a Pink Flod cd,which of course it is P F it has to be loud,but i was wondering it that bad for a cat??She didnt leave the room but i could see her ears move every time the drum part would be playing,so i lowered it until i know that it does not hurt them

Frenchy
March 26th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Funny you ask, cuz I never play loud music since I have the dogs. I figure their sense is more developpe than ours , so they must hear loud music even louder. I keep loud music listening for when I'm in the car and when I leave in the morning, I put "their" radio to an easy listening station :laughing:

krdahmer
March 26th, 2007, 08:54 PM
They really do have sensitive ears, Smoke even attacks the phone if I have my husband on speaker phone (he's a VERY loud talker). And when it rings... and if it beeps....wait maybe she just hates the phone.:laughing: I know mine always move to another room or the basement if we are watching tv or listening to music too loud. They prefer us to whisper sweet nothings in their ears I guess....:rolleyes:

heidiho
March 27th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Ok no more loud music,so because they have sensitive hearing,do you think they just dont like it or it actually hurts them??

rainbow
March 27th, 2007, 01:30 PM
Cats and dogs both are much more sensitive to loud noises than humans. And, yes, it does hurt their ears.

CyberKitten
March 27th, 2007, 02:48 PM
I recently read a study that showed how damaging loud music is to animals since their hearing is so much more sensitive than ours!! I try to keep that in mind for my babies!

heidiho
March 27th, 2007, 03:00 PM
She does love when mark plays on the bongos but then that isnt really loud like a stereo,so now i know.

AliSam
March 27th, 2007, 03:52 PM
I wondered that myself. Everytime I turn on the music (whether it is "loud" or not), Sam & Josie both immediately leave the room.

heidiho
March 27th, 2007, 04:07 PM
See and with her she will hang out right on the floor,so i cant really tell,but then she would start zooming around and her ears would move every time the bass would start,so i kind of thought it probably wasnt good for her but wasnt sure.

chico2
March 27th, 2007, 04:08 PM
I am sure it bothers the cats ears,like Frenchy(although I am a"bit"older:laughing: )I have a great system in my new car and keep all my CD's there,also like Frenchy,when we leave the house we always leave soothing music on for the cats:laughing:

CyberKitten
March 27th, 2007, 04:59 PM
My cats like Celtic music but prob because they hear it alot, lol They do not quite so enamored of my guitar and piano playing (Should tell me something, rofl!) But they like low quiet music - loud rock music is not a kitty fav!! (With all due respect to The Stray Cats, :D )

Frenchy
March 27th, 2007, 07:10 PM
I am sure it bothers the cats ears,like Frenchy(although I am a"bit"older:laughing: )I have a great system in my new car and keep all my CD's there,also like Frenchy,when we leave the house we always leave soothing music on for the cats:laughing:

Great minds think alike ;)

MARTYnBENTLEY
March 31st, 2007, 01:23 AM
I play loud music all the time...most of the time the my pup doesnt even wake up

clm
March 31st, 2007, 06:30 AM
Loud music is bad for human ears so of course it's not good for a dog or cat's ears.
I would never expose any of my pets to loud music.

Cindy

dogcatharmony
March 31st, 2007, 02:04 PM
When I turn my stereo on my cats actually come downstairs and lay on the couch and listen to the music, the only other time they really venture downstairs is a feeding time.

chico2
March 31st, 2007, 03:40 PM
Frenchy,I agree 100%:laughing:

Edgewaters
April 1st, 2007, 04:43 AM
Cats are very sensitive to loud noise. Believe it or not, the US Army even funded an experiment and determined loud noise is extremely detrimental to a cat's hearing, much moreso than humans:

http://www.arl.army.mil/main/ahaah/html_docs/impulsenoiseandthecatcochlea.htm

jiorji
April 1st, 2007, 10:05 AM
cats ARE sensitive to loud sounds. But it's music as opposed to noise. I listen to loud music ranging from Massive Attack to Rammstein and my cat sleeps through anything I play......yes including the loud German metal lol. But once I turn the vaccuum on, both cats hide, and my vacuum insn't much louder than my stereo. I think a cat will tell you when she's bothered by noise, but I don't think ear movement always mean that it's too loud.I think she's intrigued by the new sounds.

Ravenheart
April 1st, 2007, 06:42 PM
I always wondered that because my old room mates used to play their music loud.When they did,I'd take the cats into another room just to be safe.