Boynton Beach

10150 Hagen Ranch Rd


6650 W Indiantown Rd

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

noise induced hearing lossBackground sound is a constant in our busy lives. Normally, background noises are at safe levels that won’t impact our hearing, but repeated exposure to noise above 85 decibels (dL) can cause hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss, as a matter of fact, is the second most common form of hearing loss (ranking behind presbycusis, hearing loss related to normal aging), and is the most preventable type.

Facts About NIHL

Hearing loss is often perceived as “a disease of the elderly,” but noise-induced hearing loss shatters that stereotype because it can affect people of all ages, including children, teenagers, and adults young and old. It is estimated that 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 are experiencing hearing loss that is the result of exposure to excessive noise either at work or through recreational activities. High-risk pursuits include hunting, riding motorcycles and snowmobiles, attending rock concerts, listening to music at high volume through earbuds or headphones, and even mowing the lawn or using a leaf blower.

Signs & Prevention

Hearing loss often develops gradually, and may not be immediately noticeable. If conversations and other noises sound distorted or muffled, you may be experiencing early symptoms. Other signs include frequently asking people to repeat themselves when speaking, and watching TV or listening to the radio with the volume set at a level uncomfortable to others.

Many times exposure to loud noise causes a temporary hearing loss that disappears within 48 hours, but over time this may lead to long-term hearing damage. The good news? Noise-induced hearing loss is 100 percent preventable. An awareness of activities that can cause hearing damage is key. When exposed to loud noise, be sure to wear earplugs or other protective devices. Many audiologists carry custom earplugs designed for specific activities such as hunting and listening to live music. Keep the volume at a reasonable level on your MP3 player. Regular hearing tests can help identify problems early, reducing your risk of developing long-term damage.

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Accordingly, we are continuing to see patients with time-sensitive concerns in our office, as well as by telemedicine.
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10150 Hagen Ranch Rd

Boynton Beach, FL 33437

(561) 736-8141

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6650 W Indiantown Rd

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