Noise Damage

Jan L. Mayes explains risk and prevention of hearing system noise damage including hidden hearing loss, hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis.

Hidden Hearing Loss? No Effect of Common Recreational Noise Exposure?

[September 19, 2019-still not recruiting] This study by Grinn et al. (2017), Hidden Hearing Loss? No Effect of Common Recreational Noise Exposure on Cochlear Nerve Response Amplitude in Humans, concludes that researchers should use noise trauma causing TTS on human subjects to study otoprotective pharmaceutical drugs. This is not only highly unethical, but appears to …

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Review of Current Insights in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

[revised 10/19/17] The start of this research review is fantastic. It covers medical science on the Pathophysiology of NIHL including Noise-Induced Hidden Hearing Loss from hearing nerve damage and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss from inner ear damage. Science indicates a single episode of temporary muffled hearing after noise trauma linked to higher risk of permanent early …

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Police LRAD Crowd Control Hearing Trauma

[rev 9/23/17] Police say Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) sure do rattle people. Some people call it The Scream. LRAD or sound cannons are earsplitting. Pasternack (2014) reports that some people describe the effect as the knees buckle, the brain aches, the stomach turns and suddenly nobody feels like protesting anymore. The same article refers …

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