Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
Remember when your mom told you to turn down your stereo
or it would damage your hearing? You probably thought she was just an
old hen who worried too much. Well, it turns out she was probably right!
Noise is a major cause of hearing loss. Have a look at the articles
below for additional insights into noise induced hearing loss (NIHL).
Here's a bunch of
information on medications that may prevent NIHL!
Environmental noise as a cause of
Hearing loss and the military
Music as a cause of hearing loss
Recreational activities as a cause
of hearing loss
Toys as a cause of hearing loss
Special noise considerations for
Protecting yourself from noise
induced hearing loss
Work and noise induced hearing
More on this and related
Noise is an enemy of hearing, and it really doesn't take
a lot of noise to damage hearing. This is something the baby boomers are
finding out as their hearing deteriorates years before their parents'
did. Here's a great
article on noise as the cause of hearing
loss, how much noise is
necessary, and how noise damages the hearing mechanism.
How loud is too loud? Well, it depends on lots of
things, like frequency, duration, and an individual's response to loud
sounds. Here's an example to help you make
sense of this. The CDC says that a chain saw produces noise of intensity
110 db. OSHA says that the maximum exposure time for
110 db is half an hour. So the conclusion is that if you operate a chain
saw without hearing protection for longer than a half an hour, you are
putting your hearing at risk.
April 2013 - Gene Linked to Hearing
Loss Caused by Noise AND Aging
April 2013 - Noise - an Everyday Cause
May 2012 - Better Hearing Institute Condemns Use
of Sound Cannons
April 2012 - Atlanta Hearing Doctor Helps Track
Target in "The Great American Manhunt"
December 2011 - The Sounds of the Holidays Can
Help a Person Recognize Hearing Loss
ctober 2011 - AHRF Researchers Believe Damage
From Noise Occurs Long Before Hearing Loss Is Perceived
August 2011 -
Settlement for Hearing Damage Caused by Pest Control
May 2011 - A Different Look at Noise
Exposure, Hearing Loss, and Time Limits
February 2011 - Combination Therapy for
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
January 2011 - Is your convertible damaging
January 2011 -
Are Girls More at Risk for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
October 2010 - Some Chemicals Heighten
Hearing Loss Due to Noise
May 2010 - Stress Response System in the
Ear Protects Against Hearing Loss
January 2010 - Baby Boomers' Hearing Better than
Their Parents at Same Age!
November 2009 - NHCA Petitions OSHA to
Lower Permissible Exposure Limits for Noise
October 2009 - Men nearly 3 times as likely to
develop noise-induced hearing loss
Sept 2009 - Field Study Evaluating
Effectiveness of NIHL Prevention Technologies
March 2008 -
Zebrafish Provide Useful Screening Tool for
Genes, Drugs That Protect Against Hearing Loss
March 2007 - Auditory hazard specialist gets a bang out
October 2006 - Study of NYC transit system
noise levels finds daily rides can result in hearing loss
August 2006 - By now we
should all know the dangers of noise induced hearing Loss (NIHL) and bow
to prevent it. If you or someone you know needs a refresher,
this article from "Inside, the NIDCD Newsletter"
should do the job.
July 2006 -
RNID research discovers genetic link to hearing loss
caused by loud noise
June 2006 -
Drug to Prevent and Treat NIHL Enters Clinical
June 2006 -
Auris Medical Otoprotective Drug
April 2006 -
The presence of carbon monoxide seems to
intensify hearing loss due to noise.
March 2006 - Survey
confirms widespread hearing loss symptoms
June 2005 - You know that noise can cause
hearing loss. But did you know that the presence of carbon
monoxide appears to increase the detrimental effect of noise on hearing?
April 2005 - You missed International
Noise Awareness Day!
July 2003 - Well,
this article isn't exactly about NIHL; it's about how noise can elevate
2003 - Is it just me or are we suddenly being inundated with articles on
noise and its effect on hearing loss? It seems that I see a related
article at least once a week! I guess that's good, if it means people
are becoming aware of noise's potential to damage hearing. Here's
a great article on noise from ASHA
November 2001 - Read the
wonderful fact sheet from the House Ear Institute about Noise-Induced
Hearing Loss (NIHL).