This eliminates any risk that the test itself could cause hearing damage
," said Karl-Johan Freden Jansson.
are likely to have hearing damage
from loud sound sources at home or in their communities.
Participants who reported having exposure to loud noise at work were twice as likely to have evidence of hearing damage
as were those who did not.
Noise-related hearing damage
is not limited to the workplace, but can also occur at home and in the community, the study said.
Sound levels above 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing damage
. The quieter the sound, the longer one can safely listen to it.
Data analyzed by the UN agency indicates that almost half the population of developed countries between the ages of 12 and 35 are exposed to unsafe levels of noise from personal audio devices, while 40 percent risk hearing damage
at entertainment venues.
Hearing is vital for musicians, and yet the act of making music may increase musicians' risk of hearing damage
. The structures of the ear and the associated neural pathways that musicians use to detect tiny variations in pitch, volume, timbre and tone, can be damaged by exposure to excessive noise.
The blood flow to the inner ear needs to be very wellregulated and "higher fish consumption may help maintain adequate cochlear blood flow," this could help protect against hearing damage
He has been told he has long-term hearing damage
as a result of the assault."
MUSIC lovers are being urged to test the volume of their personal music players to reduce the risk of hearing damage
" You should minimise the use on a daily basis and within a month's time your hearing damage
can be reversed," Dr Swaroop said.