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Just How Loud is Too Loud?

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MDHearingAid presents

 

Just How Loud is Too Loud?

 

Plus Tips on Reducing Exposure to Noise

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Just How Loud is Too Loud?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Real Cost of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. What Causes NIHL?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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p)))<>{color:#E74C3C;}. Now that you know just How Loud is Too Loud…

Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve all wondered if music played too loudly through headphones can damage your hearing.

 

Well, the answer is a definite yes. In the past, noise induced hearing loss was mainly associated with industrial workers who experienced prolonged exposure to high decibel noise levels without adequate, protective equipment.

 

 

We now know that mild to moderate hearing loss can be caused simply by listening to music too loudly, especially when using earbuds.

 

In this ebook, we will be discussing the various causes of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), how hearing damage can dramatically effect the way we live, and steps to avoid becoming a victim of NIHL.

 

Happy reading!

 

MDHearingAid

Just How Loud is Too Loud?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loud noise or loud music is no longer just a ‘teenage’ concern.

 

According to the World Health Organization, hearing loss is one of the leading causes of disability in adults, with Noise Induced Hearing Loss being the second largest cause. No matter your age, you need to take precautions when listening to music with your headphones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The problem stems from the maximum volume level at which smartphones and media players are able to play audio. Some of these devices can reach up to 115 decibels, roughly the same as a chainsaw.

 

At this level, it takes less than a minute to do permanent damage to your ears. There are tiny, very sensitive hairs inside your ears that are responsible for hearing. When these are subjected to prolonged exposure to loud noise they can become damaged. Unfortunately, once these hairs are damaged, they don’t grow back.

So how loud is too loud?

 

Generally, anything over 85 decibels is too loud. Any prolonged exposure at or above this level is likely to cause damage to your hearing. The louder the volume, the less time it takes for permanent damage to occur.

 

 

Some smartphones allow you to monitor how loud your audio is being played. There are apps you can download that will help ensure your audio stays within an acceptable decibel range to avoid hearing loss.

 

You should be wary of apps that increase audio automatically such as when adjusting for background noise.

 

Also, take frequent breaks when listening with earbuds or headphones to allow your ears to “relax”.

 

Losing your hearing at any age can be devastating, so it is worth taking some simple precautions to avoid this loss.

The Real Cost of

Noise-Induced

 

Hearing Loss

 

 

 

 

 

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), four million workers each day are exposed to damaging noise. Ten million people in the United States have a noise-related hearing loss.

 

What is NIHL?

 

In our everyday lives, we experience different sounds around us. We hear voices, the television, radio, kitchen appliances, the traffic going to and from work…

 

 

These are sounds that are usually on a safe level. But if these sounds are too loud, even for a brief period of time, they can cause harmful effects to the hearing of the person exposed to the noise. This damage to the sensitive structures of the inner ear is known as Noise Induced Hearing Loss, or NIHL.

 

Some affects of NIHL can be felt immediately, such as a ringing in the ears or muffled sounds. There are also long- term effects that may take longer to realize, and perhpas are more noticeable in other aspects of life; causing communication issues in a job or relationships.

What Causes NIHL?

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIHL can be caused by a single exposure to intense sounds such as an explosion. However, this type of hearing loss is more commonly caused by consistent or continuous exposure to loud sounds, such as the noise of powerful tools or machines when working, or listening to audio through earbuds or headphones at a high decibel level.

 

Who is at Risk of NIHL?

 

Everyone is at risk of noise-induced hearing loss, regardless of age.

 

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 15 percent of Americans between the ages 20 and 69, have suffered hearing loss caused by noise at work or leisure activities.

 

 

The Good News

 

Noise Induced Hearing Loss is the only type of hearing loss that is completely preventable. Since this type of hearing loss is due to exposure to loud noise, it is important to protect your ears with proper measures and equipment.

 

 

Being aware of what type of noises can cause potential damage to the ears is the first step toward prevention.

 

It is also important to wear ear plugs or protective headphones if you know you are going to be exposed to loud sounds. If you think you might already have some hearing loss, have your hearing tested as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that you know just

How Loud is Too Loud…

 

It’s time to act. Hearing loss is irreversible.

 

First, consult your audiologist and have your hearing tested. Then, for affordable hearing aids that can help improve the quality of your life, visit the folks at MDhearingAid.

 

Their highly trained staff is tready to help you find the right, doctor designed, affordably priced hearing aid today.

 

Click on the button below and be on your way to choosing the right device for you with a 100% money back guarantee!

 

 

 

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Just How Loud is Too Loud?

  • Author: scribbles0217
  • Published: 2016-05-17 18:35:10
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Just How Loud is Too Loud? Just How Loud is Too Loud?