My Sanford Chart allows you secure online access to your personal health information and your child's health information. It's available anywhere you have internet access. There is no cost to you and registering is quick and simple.
Hearing loss caused by loud noises is called noise-induced hearing loss (acoustic trauma). It is more common for gradual hearing loss to occur from long-term (chronic) exposure to loud noise than from a sudden (acute) loud burst of sound. Hearing loss may be temporary or permanent. Long-term exposure to loud noises can cause permanent hearing loss.
Common causes of acoustic trauma include:
Most people stop hearing high-frequency sounds, such as bells and chimes, first. Later, it becomes harder to hear lower-frequency sounds, such as voices.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||January 11, 2012|
Last Revised: January 11, 2012
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
There are no tweets at this time, please check back later.