Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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Technology

 

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Jill S

 

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February 17, 2012

 

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University

 

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Examples of sources of loud noises that cause NIHL are motorcycles, firecrackers, and firearms, all emitting sounds from 120 to 150 decibels. Sounds of less than 80 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss. Exposure to harmful sounds causes damage to the sensitive hair cells of the inner ear as well as the hearing nerve...
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These structures can be injured by two kinds of noise: loud impulse noise, such as an explosion, or loud continuous noise, such as that generated in a woodworking shop. Top What are the effects of NIHL? Impulse sound can result in immediate hearing loss that may be permanent. The structures of the inner ear may be severely damaged...
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