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Do Musician’s Earplugs Work for Loud Metal Band Concerts?

If there was a time for social earplugs, it was now. The bass beat rippled from the soles of my feet to the top of my head. Pounding in my chest like an extra heartbeat. My first metal concert. I was using my pre-molded musician’s earplugs (ER 20s; $20), but it was too loud. After …

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Call to Action: Big Pharm 2018 Otoprotective Ebselen SPI-1005 clinicaltrials.gov.NCT02779192

[revised 7/10/18] Ebselen SPI-1005 clinicaltrials.gov.NCT02779192 not yet recruiting. Do you trust Big Pharm to monitor themselves when it comes to developing an “otoprotective” pill against noise-induced hearing loss? Causing vision trauma to study vision health is not ethical. Causing hearing trauma to study hearing health is not ethical. But Sound Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is using noise …

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Ethics of NIHL, HHL-TTS Denial & Scientific Journal Trust

Physically there is no difference between occupational and recreational noise trauma. Loud noise or music causes triple hearing system damage: permanent hidden hearing nerve damage [HHL], temporary or permanent tinnitus-hyperacusis, and NIHL [Noise-Induced Hearing Loss] that is either temporary from short/occasional unprotected exposure or permanent from chronic unprotected exposure. Kujawa and Liberman identified HHL or …

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When do employers have to pay for hearing protection for people exposed to damaging noise at work?

It depends on what country you live in, and sometimes what state or province in the country. For countries with occupational noise regulations, usually employers must have a hearing conservation program if they have any workers at or above a specific exposure trigger. Workers exposed within 5 dB below the exposure trigger can also ask …

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