Noise Induced Hearing Loss Essay

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Do you ever hear your ears ring? Are they ringing now? If your answer is yes to either of those questions, then maybe you should take another look at the intensity of the volumes around you on a regular basis. If your answer was no, then your ears are probably very healthy. However, If you want to stay healthy or you’re trying to preserve what little hearing you have left, you may want to read the rest of this paper. Most people, mainly teenagers, with hearing loss are unaware of the damage that has been done to their ears by their unwillingness to turn the volume, or intensity of loudness, down. People need to take precautions in order to avoid unnecessary hearing loss by controlling the volume of sound around them.. If you answered yes to the beginning questions about ringing in the ears, you are probably suffering from tinnitus, the detection of sound with out external sound being present, which is a common symptom of noise-induced hearing loss (Sanders). Noise-induced hearing loss, damage to hearing as a result of being exposed to loud sound, is a common side effect of listening to loud music (Sliwinska-Kowalska et al.). Noise-induced hearing loss usually can not be healed and is very common, but it may not be the only contributor to your hearing loss.
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Experts suggest that people regulating the volume and period of exposure to loud music. For example, researchers at Boston Children 's hospital suggest keeping the “...volume of a music player no higher than 60 percent of the maximum and use it for only about an hour a day” (Baessler). Also earbuds often cause more damage headphones because they are closer to the ear, the wearer is more likely going to keep them on longer and raise the volume higher. Taking this into consideration, it is probably best to headphone instead of earbuds to avoid damage to hearing ( Eh?

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