Abbreviations: 6-FP = 6-formylpterin, ANOVA = analysis of variance, CAP = compound action potential, CO = carbon monoxide, DPOAE = distortion product otoacoustic emission, f1 = first fundamental frequency, f2 = second fundamental frequency, GM = geometric mean, IM = intramuscular, IP = intraperitoneal, LA = lipoic acid, NIHL = noise-induced hearing loss
, OBN = octave-band noise, OHC = outer hair cell, PBN = phenyl-N-tert-butyl-nitrone, PBS = phosphate-buffered saline, ROS = reactive oxygen species, SPL = sound pressure level, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
There are several low-cost noise controls tat can significantly reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss
in the workplace," says Stephen I.
Results of the research will help the state set standards for noise-induced hearing loss
in the logging and wood products industry, a major employer in northern Michigan.
Sounds in the workplace and sounds of everyday life encountered in the community as a whole make noise-induced hearing loss
a man-made disease that affects all members of society,'' Persky said.
Employers can prevent or minimize noise-induced hearing loss
by implementing hearing conservation programs.
Prolonged exposure to noise in excess of 85 decibels (dB), about the loudness of a hair dryer, smoke alarm or blender, poses the risk of noise-induced hearing loss
, according to Witt.
These include repetitive strain injury, eyesight and posture problems, transient balance disorder, tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss
The study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit showed that healthy rats are less likely to suffer the long-term effects of noise-induced hearing loss
when given resveratrol before being exposed to loud noise for a long period of time.
Magnesium treatment has been repeatedly shown to reduce the incidence of both temporary and permanent noise-induced hearing loss
Noise higher than 85 db can cause serious damage to your hearing and it may take only 15 minutes of exposure to inflict permanent noise-induced hearing loss
He said: "Traditionally, noise-induced hearing loss
was a disease of adults who worked in noisy occupations or used firearms.
Noise-induced hearing loss
is a disabling condition with significant social consequences in addition to its limiting effect on educational and vocational prospects.