Loud or excessive noise can damage your hair cells, skin, nerves, as well as your ears and hearing, which can lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss.
Hearing loss can occur when a part of the ear or the nerves that carry sound information to your brain don’t work normally.
Nowadays we are surrounded by noise all the time like traffic noise, sirens, loud TV, construction noise etc., this noise can cause hearing damage which makes you unable to hear the surrounding sounds. will experience a loss of ability to hear or understand.
Out-of-tolerance noises are often so loud that they appear in the background. The problem is that loud noises have a serious and permanent effect on hearing.
According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, 17 percent of Americans aged 20 to 69 (about 2.6 million people) suffer from noise-induced hearing loss.
When a developed country like America has this rate of infected people, it is likely to be many times higher in our developing country.
“The most common cause of hearing loss is aging, followed by noise-induced hearing loss,” says Joseph Seymour, MD, an otolaryngologist at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System in Michigan. This is a problem that is often faced’.
Hearing is an extremely complex function that is also surprisingly delicate. The cells inside our ear are different from the cells in the skin. Once destroyed, they do not grow back.
The thousands of cells inside the ear play an important role in translating sound waves into electrical signals and sending them to your brain, where they are perceived as sound.
Very loud sounds can damage, or even destroy, these cells. In addition, the auditory nerve, which transmits electrical signals, can also be damaged by loud noises.
Noise-induced hearing loss can be the result of long-term exposure to loud sounds, such as riding a tractor for hours a day, living near a railway station for long periods of time or wearing headphones with loud noises. Also, a single extremely loud sound such as an explosion or gunshot can also damage hearing.
The good news is that noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented by taking a few precautions, such as avoiding prolonged exposure to loud noises and, if that’s not possible, using cotton to protect the ears. do