Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Noise – Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a type of hearing loss that is caused by exposure to loud noises. This can occur from a one-time exposure to an extremely loud noise or from repeated exposure to moderately loud noises over a long period of time. Over time, repeated exposure to loud noises can cause permanent damage to these hair cells, resulting in hearing loss. NIHL is a preventable form of hearing loss.

Here are some ways to prevent NIHL

Wear ear protection : Wearing earplugs or earmuffs can help protect the ears from loud noises.

Limit Exposure to loud noises : Avoid prolonged exposure to loud noises, especially those over 85 decibels.

Keep a safe distance : When possible, keep a safe distance from loud noises, such as concerts or fireworks displays

Caution while using headphones: Listening to music or other audio through headphones can be damaging to hearing if the volume is too loud. It is recommended to keep the volume at or below 60% of the maximum volume and take frequent breaks