GamerLegion player: "Flashbang sound frequency and loudness are triggering tinnitus"
Patrik "Zero" Žúdel, a player of GamerLegion, on his Twitter drew attention to the loud sound emitted when the flash grenade blasts. He complained that this was causing hearing loss and suggested that Valve fix the problem.
Žúdel noted that the problem he described is widespread. As evidence, he cited numerous complaints from players on Reddit.
As you can see a lot of people have a real problem with this.— Patrik Žúdel (@PatrikZero) January 26, 2022
With people optimizing for every single footstep with dangerously high volumes they for sure are getting hearing damage. This ofc doesn't solve their mistake but at least helps rather than doing nothing. pic.twitter.com/hpOZUkrtHR
Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski from Liquid replied to Zero's message, suggesting using the volume equalizer.