Occupational Hearing Loss

Posted on July 6, 2011. Filed under: 1, hearing education, hearing educatoin, hearing health | Tags: , , , , |

Many people currently suffer from some kind of hearing loss. In this article we will discuss Occupational hearing loss, how it occurs and how it can affect your quality of life. Occupational hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear from constant exposure to noise or vibrations, due to a particular job.

As the National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI) states, “Sounds above 90 decibels (dB, a measurement of the loudness or strength of sound vibration) may cause vibration intense enough to damage the inner ear, especially if the sound continues for a long time.”

How to know when a noise is too loud? If you need to yell to be heard in a conversation, then you are at risk of hearing damage. Some of the jobs that put your hearing health at risk, as listed by NCBI include:

·      Airline ground maintenance

·      Construction

·      Farming

·      Jobs involving loud music or machinery

If you suspect you may suffer from loss of hearing, contact your local audiologist such as Dr. Joseph Duran. This expert will help in the treatment and diagnosis of your condition.


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