The guy has been to his pcp and an ENT. They say the damage is permanent. My friend is diabetic and the doctors told him the condition makes him particularly vulnerable to this type of nerve damage.
I went to an audiologist for ear phones. This doctor told me the band/sound mixer was negligent for making the sound so loud it caused hearing loss in a fan. My friend was not next to a speaker, but, as aforementioned, his diabetes makes him an “egg shell”.
An estimated 7% of the population, however, suffers from diabetes. It is not, therefore, a unique weakness.
If this case were presented to you as a juror, what would you think? Did my friend assume the risk of hearing damage, did the sound mixer fuck up, etc.?
And thanks for the white noise machine recommendation. I will certainly tell my friend.