Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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Nuzhat Huma Akhtar


Excessive sound is one of the most common cause of hearing loss. The hazardous effects of noise on hearing have been studied for over a century. Over the past few decades, considerable attention has been given to the mechanisms and features of noise induced hearing loss. the sound levels in urban communities are apparently rising and the nuisance valve of unwanted sound is greatly increased. The most serious pathological effect of noise on man is hearing loss leading to complete deafness. The victim is generally unaware of it in the early stages. Repeated and continuous exposure to noise above 90 dB(A) may result in permanent hearing loss.

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Akhtar NH. Noise Induced Hearing Loss. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 12];11(1). Available from:
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