Posts tagged safe noise level
Can Exercise Lead to Tinnitus?

Exercise is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body and mind. However, a noisy gym combined with loud music can damage your hearing and lead to hearing loss or tinnitus. In this article, we explore how exercise can cause hearing loss or tinnitus.

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Are You Missing These Five Signs of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can happen to anyone and at any age. Surprisingly, only 35 percent of people with hearing loss are over the age of 64. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, it’s important to talk to your doctor and having your hearing checked.

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What is high-frequency hearing loss?

High-frequency hearing loss is a condition where people have difficulty hearing sounds in the 2,000 to 8,000 Hertz (Hz) range. People who have this type of hearing loss have a hard time hearing the consonants s, h, or f. They may also have problems understanding female and children’s voices as well as birds or a high-pitched beep of the microwave or washing machine. People may not understand why they can hear certain sounds more than others.

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70 db is the new Safe Noise Level!

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders states, “Long or repeated exposure to sound at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss.” the absence of a federal standard, an occupational standard meant to prevent hearing loss appears to have become the de facto safe level for all public noise exposures.

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