Noise

Noise is all around you, from televisions and radios to lawn mowers and washing machines. Normally, you hear these sounds at safe levels that don't affect hearing. But sounds that are too loud or loud sounds over a long time are harmful. They can damage sensitive structures of the inner ear and cause noise-induced hearing loss.

More than 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous sound levels on a regular basis. Hazardous sound levels are louder than 80 decibels. That's not as loud as traffic on a busy street. Listening to loud music, especially on headphones, is a common cause of noise-induced hearing loss. You can protect your hearing by

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  1. Noise (National Library of Medicine)  
    Noise is all around you, from televisions and radios to lawn mowers and washing machines. Normally, you ... sensitive structures of the inner ear and cause noise-induced hearing loss. More than 30 million Americans ...
  2. ... loss is damage to the inner ear from noise or vibrations due to certain types of jobs. ... Over time, repeated exposure to loud noise and music can cause hearing loss. Sounds above 80 decibels (dB, a measurement of the loudness or strength of sound vibration) may ...
  3. Occupational Noise Exposure (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)  
    Occupational Health/Specifics ... Occupational Health ... Hearing Disorders and Deafness/Related Issues ... Hearing Disorders and Deafness ... Noise/Related Issues ... Noise ... Occupational ...
  4. Noise Pollution (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    noise abatement, regulation, CAA, Clean Air Act, noise pollution
  5. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)  
    Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) occurs when the sensitive structures in the inner ear are damaged by ...
  6. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Noise/Teenagers ... Noise ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Hearing plays an essential role in communication, speech and language development, and learning.
  7. Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work
  8. Tinnitus is the medical term for "hearing" noises in your ears. It occurs when there is no outside source of the sounds. Tinnitus is often called "ringing in the ears." It ...
  9. Hearing: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    Noise/Start Here ... Noise ... American Academy of Family Physicians
  10. ... damage it. Over time, repeated exposure to loud noise and music can cause hearing loss. ... or silicone earplugs, available at drugstores, help reduce noise. They will muffle sounds and voices but may ...
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