noise-induced hearing loss

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noise-induced hearing loss

sensory hearing loss due to exposure to intense impulse or continuous sound.

noise-induced hearing loss

a gradual loss of hearing caused by exposure to loud noise over an extended period of time, such as in an individual who works in a noisy environment. The hearing loss is sensorineural in nature and greatest in the higher frequencies. Although an early hearing loss may be temporary, it becomes permanent with increased exposure to noise. Compare acoustic trauma.

noise-induced hearing loss

Temporary or permanent hearing loss caused either by a single exposure to very loud sound(s) or by repeated exposure to louder sounds over an extended period. See Hearing loss.

noise-in·duced hear·ing loss

(noyz-in-dūst' hēr'ing laws)
Sensory hearing loss due to exposure to intense impulse or continuous sound.
Synonym(s): boilermaker's hearing loss, industrial hearing loss, occupational hearing loss.
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There is a dire need to educate these drivers through public health awareness programs to prevent development of noise induced hearing loss and thus avoid frequent accidents.
Audiometric findings of such noise induced hearing loss show an initial typical dip/notch at 4000dB, but later on adjacent frequencies are also involved.
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Its lead programme re-creates sensory cells in the inner ear to treat chronic noise induced hearing loss, which affects over 30m people in the US alone.
Noise induced hearing loss is defined as hearing impairment caused by exposure to excessive noise at work.
2) Industrial noise levels not only affects the turnover and the profit margins, but also causes annoyance and contributes to Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss (ONIHL).
Methods: This prospective epidemiological study was designed to evaluate effects of Noise induced hearing Loss due to road traffic at different places (Gurumander, Tibet Centre, Marry Weather Tower) of Karachi.
24m) and further contingent cash consideration payable in respect of the future settlement of its clients' noise induced hearing loss cases.
An audiologist is usually able to carry out a test which will distinguish noise induced hearing loss from age related hearing loss.
Washington, May 1 ( ANI ): A new study has found that facing upto fourfold risk of noise induced hearing loss is an occupational hazard for professional musicians.
Mix results have been observed related to noise induced hearing loss studies.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) can be caused by a onetime exposure to an intense "impulse" sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time, such as that generated at a concert or sports stadium game.