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ERIC Number: EJ926877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
10 Ways to Protect Your Hearing
Walter, Jennifer Stewart
Teaching Music, v18 n6 p28-31 Apr 2011
There are physical symptoms related to noise overexposure--difficulty with communication, ringing in the ears, temporary hearing loss (a.k.a. temporary threshold shift), noise-induced hearing loss--as well as psychological symptoms, such as irritability and psychological fatigue. Since both the physical and psychological symptoms of noise overexposure increase gradually over time, noise-induced hearing loss may be occurring in musical environments and through typical teaching-related activities without the teacher even being aware that noise is the cause. Overexposure to noise damages the inner ear, specifically the hair cells (cilia) in the cochlea. When this type of damage occurs, permanent and irreversible noise-induced hearing loss results. This article presents ten strategies for avoiding chronic noise overexposure and the short- and long-term complications associated with it. (Contains 2 tables and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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