Loud Noise Can Cause Hearing Loss Quickly or Over Time
Noise can be found everywhere – restaurants, music and sporting venues, movie theaters, hospitals, and schools. Hearing loss can result from a single loud sound (like firecrackers) near your ear. Or, more often, hearing loss can result over time from damage caused by repeated exposures to loud sounds. The louder the sound, the shorter the amount of time it takes for hearing loss to occur. The longer the exposure, the greater the risk for hearing loss (especially when hearing protection is not used or there is not enough time for the ears to rest between exposures).
Noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable; however, once acquired, it is permanent and irreversible. Understanding and minimizing the risks associated with noise exposures are the keys to preventing noise-related hearing loss.
Average Sound Exposure Levels that Reach the
Maximum Allowable Daily Dose of 100%
HEARING TEST (must use headphones)
MOBILE APP MEASURES SOUND LEVELS
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers a new mobile application (app) for iOS devices that will measure sound levels for the public to learn about their noise exposure and reduce the chances of hearing loss. The app is easy to use. It can serve as a practical tool that collects noise exposure data. The app provides a readout of the sound level using either the built-in microphone or an external microphone and reports the instantaneous sound level in weighted decibels.
When the user presses the PLAY button to collect sound levels, excluding conversations, the app stores the data collected on the user’s device. The app also provides important information about noise and hearing loss prevention. To install the NIOSH Sound Level Meter app on your iOS device, visit this site on NIOSH.
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