Noise induced hearing loss is deafness due to extreme or prolonged sound. It can be temporary or permanent and is often associated with tinnitus. Many of us will have experienced temporary noise induced hearing loss having been to a club or concert. You may have remained deaf for a few hours afterwards. So what is noise induced hearing loss? It is a common misconception that permanent noise-induced hearing loss is only caused by loud noises. In fact be caused by quieter noises if they are prolonged and people are exposed over a long period of time.
Damage can occur even with lower levels of noise if exposure is chronic. Builders and manual workers are at risk from hammering, drilling and other power tools. Wearing ear plugs will protect you against deafness and tinnitus.
Permanent noise induced hearing loss can be devastating. Chris Martin from Coldplay is a sufferer and a strong advocate of wearing ear plugs. The condition is common amongst professional musicians. They are exposed to excessive noise levels during practice sessions as well as during live performances.
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