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Noise induced hearing loss

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Noise induced hearing loss is when the ear is being exposed to sounds that are too loud or for a very long time, thus damaging sensitive structures in our ear like hair cells. This is then called noise induced hearing loss. Once damaged, our hair cells cannot grow back, so this hearing loss cannot be reversed. In our every day ližves, we are exposed to all kind of noise. Noise from the radio, television and similar. However, these noises are all at normal levels. What can cause a hearing loss is something that is too loud for our ears to handle, or when something is loud for a long time. Noise induced hearing loss can happen instantly or it can occur gradually. It can be permanent or just temporarily, affecting just one ear or both of them. There are a lot of varieties.  This thing can happen to anyone and at any age. In America 15 % of people have some kind of hearing loss, caused by different factors. They could have been exposed to something at work, or leisure. 16% of teenagers have some kind of hearing loss because of loud noise. It is especially surefooted among teens because they go to parties and concerts where the noise level is way too high. NIHIL can be caused by an explosion, or constant exposure to loud noises. It can happen while doing recreational activities as shooting, hunting, high volume MP3 players etc.