ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS

We experience sound in our environment every day, such as the sounds from television and radio, people conversing, and traffic. Normally, we hear these sounds at safe levels that do not affect our hearing.

However, when we are exposed to harmful noise – sounds that are too loud or loud sounds that last a long time – sensitive structures in our inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss. These sensitive structures, called hair cells, are small sensory cells that convert sound energy into electrical signals that travel to the brain. Once damaged, our hair cells cannot grow back.



Noise-induced hearing loss is irreversible, and there is no cure.

Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by a one-time exposure to an intense impulse sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time, such as noise generated in a mine or factory, or those who shoot regularly.

Sound is measured in units called decibels. On the decibel scale, an increase of 10 means that a sound is 10 times more intense, or powerful. To your ears, it sounds twice as loud. The humming of a refrigerator is 45 decibels, normal conversation is approximately 60 decibels, and the noise from heavy city traffic can reach 85 decibels. A noisy factory can reach levels of up to xx decibels.

Sources of noise that can cause noise-induced hearing loss include wind noise on motorcycles, firearms, mines, factories and construction sites, which can emit sounds from 85 decibels up to 150 decibels. Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before noise-induced hearing loss can occur. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss.

Exposure to harmful sounds causes damage to the hair cells as well as the auditory nerve. Impulse sound can result in immediate hearing loss that may be permanent. This kind of hearing loss may be accompanied by tinnitus – a ringing, buzzing, or roaring in the ears or head. Continuous exposure to loud noise can also damage the structure of hair cells, resulting in hearing loss and tinnitus, although the process occurs more gradually than for impulse noise.

Hearing loss and tinnitus may be experienced in one or both ears, and tinnitus may continue constantly or occasionally throughout a lifetime. Ear Institutes, situated in South Africa and Namibia offer advice on tinnitus and specialise in hearing healthcare for the entire family – click here for an Ear Institute near you.

Trackback from your site.

Comments (69)

  • Mp3 song download

    |

    Mp3 song download

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • ao入試

    |

    ao入試

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • here

    |

    here

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • XM口座開設

    |

    XM口座開設

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • data security company

    |

    data security company

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • Fernando

    |

    Fernando

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • firming eye cream

    |

    firming eye cream

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • www88

    |

    www88

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • affordable seo optimization

    |

    affordable seo optimization

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • cheap nfl jerseys

    |

    cheap nfl jerseys

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • wholesale nfl jerseys

    |

    wholesale nfl jerseys

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • situs kbo77 slot

    |

    situs kbo77 slot

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • Crocs promo code

    |

    Crocs promo code

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • pool inspector

    |

    pool inspector

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • itachi aesthetic

    |

    itachi aesthetic

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • Ali Queen Hair

    |

    Ali Queen Hair

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • TV Armchairs

    |

    TV Armchairs

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • level 4 plates

    |

    level 4 plates

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • cool backpacks for men

    |

    cool backpacks for men

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • Raja88 Slot

    |

    Raja88 Slot

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • jamejamonline.ir

    |

    jamejamonline.ir

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • buying fake passports

    |

    buying fake passports

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • it support dallas

    |

    it support dallas

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • sismica de refraccion

    |

    sismica de refraccion

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • Review

    |

    Review

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • Read More Here

    |

    Read More Here

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • small business seo company

    |

    small business seo company

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • نقل عفش الكويت

    |

    نقل عفش الكويت

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • activity Connection login

    |

    activity Connection login

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • therme-sauna-freizeitbad.de

    |

    therme-sauna-freizeitbad.de

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • ASIA GAME

    |

    ASIA GAME

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • 10บาทรับ100

    |

    10บาทรับ100

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • Pit Viper logo

    |

    Pit Viper logo

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • w88w88tel

    |

    w88w88tel

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • Leobola

    |

    Leobola

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • w88 casino online

    |

    w88 casino online

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • w888 club

    |

    w888 club

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • licenta windows 11

    |

    licenta windows 11

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • web page

    |

    web page

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • here you have the pictures

    |

    here you have the pictures

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • login gbowin

    |

    login gbowin

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • love doll

    |

    love doll

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • tip links connect

    |

    tip links connect

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • crypto trade bot

    |

    crypto trade bot

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • slot gacor gampang Menang

    |

    slot gacor gampang Menang

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • UWELL Amulet

    |

    UWELL Amulet

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • click agency

    |

    click agency

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • daftar gbowin

    |

    daftar gbowin

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

  • หวยฮานอย

    |

    หวยฮานอย

    ABOUT NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS – Hass Industrial

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.