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Loudness Scale

Curious about the loudness of sounds around you and which ones could contribute to hearing loss?
This loudness scale is one tool that may help out.
The sponsors (American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery) remind us that being around noises above 85 decibels (subway noise is about 90 decibels) for long periods of time can lead to hearing loss.

September 17, 2010 - Posted by | Consumer Health |

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