hearing in noise

Are you around loud noises?

When your ears are exposed to loud noises, a temporary hearing loss appears. This type of hearing loss has always been seen as a type of hearing damage.hearing in noise

Prof. Gary Housley from UNI NSW and a team of scientists have found that this loss is inhibited to actually protect the ear from loud noises.
As sound levels rise, the cells that receive the sound in the cochlea release a hormone that temporarily reduces hearing sensitivity.
Gary Housley says people have different abilities to adapt to loud noises and he believes frequent temporary hearing loss could indicate a person has robust hearing.
Perhaps those individuals, who are at risk of losing their hearing, will protect their ears. People that don’t have the temporary loss of hearing after the noise exposure are more likely to be susceptible to hearing loss from noise and that would reflect an early onset of deafness.
Our hearing is a precious sense. Protecting your hearing when you’re likely to be exposed to loud sounds is a very prudent thing to do. Noise levels above 85dB (A) can harm your hearing over time.
The best way to protect your hearing is to wear hearing protection. The best hearing protection is comfortable to wear, has an airtight seal and that you keep in your ears the entire time you are exposed to noise.
You should have your hearing tested if you experience a change in hearing.
What type of noise can damage your hearing? How long can you be exposed to this noise? Read more