Health Effects of Noise Pollution

People of all ages, including children, teens, young adults, and older people, can lose hearing because of noises around them. The health effects of noise pollution include:

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Controls for Noise Exposure

Loud noise at work can damage hearing. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise at work. To minimize occupational noise-induced hearing loss NIOSH recommends that workers should not be exposed to noise at a level that amounts to more than 85 decibels (dBA) for 8 hours.

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Act Fast if you’d like to Participate in a Clinical Trial to Test a New Tinnitus Treatment Device!

Do you suffer from tinnitus? NIH Announces Recruitment for Clinical Trial to Test New Tinnitus Treatment Device: Multi-Center Trial Offers Hope for Millions of Americans with Severe Tinnitus

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Baby ‘Sleep Machines’ Could Damage Hearing, Study Suggests

Some of the "sleep machines" marketed to soothe infants seem capable of generating enough noise to potentially damage a baby's hearing, a new study suggests.

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Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study

An eardrop that combines antibiotics and steroids might be the best ear infection treatment for children who already have ear tubes because of recurrent infections, a new study finds.

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