Facts-On-Hearing-Loss-dropnoise-noisyneighboursingapore

  • Hearing loss is irreversible.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorineural_hearing_loss)

  • 360 million people (328 million adults and 32 million children) worldwide have disabling hearing loss

(http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs300/en/)

  •      1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss

(http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2015/ear-care/en/)

  • Hearing loss is common in Singapore, with more than 360,000 persons affected.

(http://www.annals.edu.sg/cpdMay05.html)

  • Noise-induced deafness is the number one occupational disease in Singapore. Each year over 500 new cases are detected by the Department of Industrial Health.

(http://www.annals.edu.sg/cpdMay05.html)

  • 1 in 6 youths in Singapore at risk of noise-induced hearing loss – Straits Times

(http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/1-in-6-youths-in-singapore-at-risk-of-noise-induced-hearing-loss-everyday-sounds-and-their)

  • In Singapore, every baby receives a hearing test at birth – SingHealth

(http://www.singhealth.com.sg/PatientCare/ConditionsAndTreatments/Pages/Universal-Newborn-Hearing-Screening-UNHS-Child.aspx)

  • 3 in 1,000 babies born in Singapore have severe or profound hearing loss, and 5 of every 1,000 have lesser degrees of hearing loss.

(https://www.nuh.com.sg/ent/patients-and-visitors/diseases-and-conditions/ear-conditions/hearing-and-language.html)

  • Children suffering from hearing loss often unable to hear speech sounds such as “s,” “sh,” “f,” “t,” and “k”. Thus, speech may be difficult to understand.

(http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/Effects-of-Hearing-Loss-on-Development/)

  • Women have better hearing than men at frequencies above 2Khz – University of Washington Medical Center; , University of Washington Medical Center, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

(http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/719262_5)

  • Noise-induced hearing loss is related to a person’s genes. Some people are more likely than others to develop noise-induced hearing loss when they listen to certain sounds.

(http://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/press/Pages/nihlfacts.aspx)

  • Loud noise of 85 dB for more than 8 hours per day over prolonged periods of time can result in noise-induced deafness.

(http://www.annals.edu.sg/cpdMay05.html)

  • You may suffer a ruptured eardrum when exposed to sound levels at 150dB without any ear protection.

(http://www.healthxchange.com.sg/healthyliving/SpecialFocus/Pages/Hearing-Loss-Protect-Your-Ears-While-listening-to-Music.aspx)

  • Listening to music at full blast on your iPod and MP3 player with in-ear earphones can actually exceed the sound level (120-130 decibels) of a jet plane taking off the runway.

(http://www.healthxchange.com.sg/healthyliving/SpecialFocus/Pages/Hearing-Loss-Protect-Your-Ears-While-listening-to-Music.aspx)

  • Hair dryer when set on high mode can reach 95 dB and cause damage to ears.

(http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/prevent-and-reverse-hearing-loss)

  • Hearing loss can lead to anxiety, depression, fatigue, headache, tense muscles and intestinal problems.

(https://myhearingcenters.com/blog/the-unknown-physical-side-effects-of-hearing-loss/)

  • Noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable.

(http://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/press/Pages/nihlfacts.aspx)

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