This question was inspired by the movie Goodfellas, in the scene where there’s a group of men sitting around a table playing cards, one character (Tommy) shoots another (Spider) 4 – 5 times with what appears to be a .45 while they’re all inside a room. The remaining (living) characters in the room then carry on a conversation in more or less normal, conversational speaking voices. All the characters were relatively close to the gun when it was fired (within 10 feet, but that’s a guess), but the salient point is that they were all inside an enclosed room (again a guess, but let’s say 40’ x 40’).
Question: IRL wouldn’t these people be deafened by the gunshots? Temporarily? Permanently?