Prevalence of high frequency hearing loss consistent with noise exposure among people working with sound systems and general population in Brazil: a cross-sectional study
- Risk of Damage to Hearing from Personal Listening Devices in Young Adults. Jian-Hua Peng; Ze-Zhang Tao; Zhi-Wu Huang // Journal of Otolaryngology;Jun2007, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p181
Objective: To investigate the effects of personal listening device use on hearing in young listeners. Methods: Conventional frequency audiometry (0.5-8 kHz) and extended high-frequency sudiometry (10-20 kHz) were performed on 120 personal listening device users and 30 normal-hearing young...
- Noise exposure for personal music player users in metros. Maffei, Luigi; Masullo, Massimiliano; Palmieri, Umberto // Noise Control Engineering Journal;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p559
Research on acoustics conditions inside transport systems have demonstrated that the noise in metros trains can reach levels comparable with those of industrial activities. These sound levels can affect the acoustic comfort, reducing significantly the speech communication between passengers and...
- Long-Term Usage of Modern Signal Processing by Listeners With Severe or Profound Hearing Loss: A Retrospective Survey. Keidser, Gitte; Hartley, David; Carter, Lyndal // American Journal of Audiology;Dec2008, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p136
Purpose: To investigate the long-term benefit of multichannel wide dynamic range compression (WDRC) alone and in combination with directional microphones and noise reduction/speech enhancement for listeners with severe or profound hearing loss. Method: At the conclusion of a research project, 39...
- Diagnosing a hearing loss. // Good Health (Australia Edition);Feb2010, p84
The article presents information on the diagnosis of hearing loss. It notes several problems caused by hearing loss that include incapability of sounds to be heard, difficulty of sounds to be separated making voices jumbled with background noise, and the possibility of a reduced range of hearing...
- The Kingdom of Noise. Callaway, Phil // Indian Life;Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p6
Discusses the impact of noise on the quality of life of people in North America. Increase in the number of people who had noise-induced hearing loss; Activities of people in which noise is involved; Importance of quietness for the spiritual growth of Christians; Biblical passages in which...
- Hear This! // Scholastic SuperScience;Mar2006, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p3
The article reports on how portable music players can lead to hearing loss.
- Measuring the performance of audio devices and systems. Robin, Michael // Broadcast Engineering;May2002, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p28
Discusses three groups of parameters in judging the performance of audio devices and systems and the methods for measuring them. Linear distortions; Nonlinear distortions; Noise.
- NEW EARPLUGS SOUGHT. // Noise & Vibration Bulletin;Feb2008, p46
The article reports on the call made by the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) for new design in earplugs that can be worn by young patrons of nightclubs. According to surveys, young people refuse to wear earplugs because they seem to be too medical, do not physically appealing and...
- are those earbuds really causing damage? // Tech & Learning;Oct2010, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p10
The article offers information on the effects of using personal audio technology on a person's hearing ability.