ON AIR With Talk Radio – Dr. Segev Discusses The Impacts Of Loud Noise

ON AIR With Talk Radio – Dr. Segev Discusses The Impacts Of Loud Noise

by | May 7, 2022 | Hearing Loss, Patient Resources, Radio Show

If you’ve ever been to a music concert, then you’ll recognize the temporary hearing loss you experience afterwards. With loud sound systems often reaching decibels of over 120dB, your ears can be subjected to serious damage.

Unfortunately, many people are completely unaware of the damage that is being caused and fail to go many years before wearing adequate hearing protection.

I recently spoke on air to explain the dangers of loud music and how you can practice safe listening. You can listen to the recording below or continue to find out more.

What Is Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

Noise induced hearing loss occurs when the structures inside your ears are damaged.

In some cases, it can be short term such as a temporary threshold shift, which results in hearing loss. Over time, your hearing may revert to normal.

You may have also experienced a ringing sensation in your ears, which is a result of exposure to loud noise.

This is a sign that you have done significant damage to your hearing, and you should schedule a hearing assessment with an expert to assess the next steps.

Headphones And Hearing Loss

As of today, more than 1 billion people ages 12 to 35 are at risk of permanent hearing loss due to listening to music too loud.

With technology and sound systems continuing to improve, most people are connected to a smartphone on a regular basis.

That said, education is essential, as noise-induced hearing loss — in most cases — is completely avoidable.

Currently, iPhone has a volume feature that warns users of appropriate listening levels. However, a general rule is to listen to music at 85dB – this is around 60% of its maximum volume.

If you or a loved one would like to find out more about anything in this article, the first step is to give us a call at (410) 944 3100.

You can set up an appointment or go down to one of our 12 convenient locations in the area.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Dr. Melissa Segev Au.D, F.A.A.A.

Dr. Segev, co-owner of Audiology Associates, proudly represents the values of excellent patient care upon which her practice was established in 1977. She understands that to properly treat the patient, excellent state-of-the-art medical testing is required along with acute listening and understanding of the patient’s perceptions of how they are feeling and what their needs might be.

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