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Noise-induced hearing loss: The Facts

95 Save your ears Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of hearing loss. Here are the facts and how you can prevent it. What is Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)? NIHL happens when loud sounds damages the inner ear. Hearing loss from it can be immediate or gradual. The facts 26 Approximately 26 million Americans have NIHL as a result of work or leisure activities. MILLION NIHL can be caused by loud bursts of sound, which can rupture the eardrum or damage BANG! the bones in the middle ear. This kind of NIHL can be immediate and permanent. Loud noise exposure can cause tinnitus - a ringing, buzzing, or roaring in the ears or head. 16-48- HOURS 16 percent of teens report hearing loss that may be caused by loud noise Sometimes exposure to continuous loud noise causes a temporary hearing loss that disappears 16 to 48 hours later. Prevention 85 DECIBELS Know which noises cause damage %23 (those at or above 85 decibels). Wear earplugs when it's loud Be alert to hazardous noises and move away from noise that you can't protect yourself against Have your hearing tested if you think you have hearing loss. Make family, friends, and colleagues aware of the hazards of noise, Protect the ears of children who can't protect their own. WIDEX Source: pages/noise.aspx HIGH DEFINITION HEARING

Noise-induced hearing loss: The Facts

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Noise-induced hearing loss affects 26 million Americans. Here are the facts on this type of hearing loss and how you can prevent it.


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