permanent hearing impairment

permanent hearing impairment

A hearing impairment such that the average hearing levels measured are 40 dB or greater on all occasions.
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It is the most prevalent sensory disorder in developed countries such as the USA and UK, with at least 1 in every 500 newborns having bilateral permanent hearing impairment.
This is a permanent hearing impairment resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive levels of noise and quite often (depending on the degree of hearing loss) it only becomes noticeable when coupled with the effects of aging much later in life.
According to one of the pending charges, he allegedly masterminded a fatal grenade attack in 2004 on a rally of the then opposition rally killing 24 people while incumbent Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina narrowly escaped but suffers from permanent hearing impairment.
However, people who listen to excessively high volumes, above 89 decibels, could risk permanent hearing impairment after five years, the committee says.
It can disturb sleep and increase the risk of heart disease, and if the noise is loud enough, it can lead to permanent hearing impairment and tinnitus.
Thanks to the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, two million toddlers have now had their ears checked and more than 3,400 babies have been identified as having permanent hearing impairment or deafness.
Questionnaires were used to identify more than 17,000 children throughout the UK with permanent hearing impairment.
An occupational exposure limit of 85 dB for eight hours should protect most people against a permanent hearing impairment induced by noise after 40 years of occupational exposure.
Although the hearing loss caused by otitis media is usually temporary, untreated otitis media may lead to permanent hearing impairment.
Otitis media represents an extremely common medical illness, especially in children, which not only can be very painful, but also can lead to long term complications including permanent hearing impairment.
Scientists have long held that people who've lost specialized "hair cells" in the inner ear cannot make up for their loss and must suffer permanent hearing impairment or balance disorders.
With as many as four infants for every 1,000 births suffering from permanent hearing impairment, early diagnosis is crucial to prevent or minimize a delay in speech and language development.
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