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Friday, July 20, 2012

Passive Noise is Hazardous to Your Health

Estacion Times Square-42ST, del metro de NY
Estacion Times Square-42ST, del metro de NY
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The majority of binaural hearing losses are caused by exposure to loud noise over an extended period of time. Such occupational exposures to noisy work environments are compensable and workers' compensation benefits are common paid for such conditions.

The NY Times reports today that passive nose is becoming a major factor that is causing binaural hearing losses.

"Your ears don't get more tolerant. Your psyche gets more tolerant."
DR. GORDON HUGHES, director for clinical trials at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, on the dangers of increasingly higher noise levels in public places.

Read the complete articles:
Working or Playing Indoors, New Yorkers Face an Unabated Roar (NY Times)A Sound Tour of NY City (NY Times)
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