In general, the hearing system is organized to respond to a certain sound environment and sound range. For this reason, Demant Hearing Health Group Companies Training Manager, Audiologist Doctor Bahtiyar Çelikgün, who said that long-lasting high-intensity sounds can cause permanent damage to the hearing system, said, “In such cases, it is possible to experience tinnitus and permanent hearing loss. One of the most common causes of hearing loss is exposure to excessive noise. At this point, the frequency, intensity and duration of the sound are very important. In particular, individuals who are constantly exposed to loud machines such as carpentry, factory workers who produce loudly, and entertainment center workers who play loud music are at risk of hearing loss.
Noise, which is described as undesirable sound, can negatively affect the health of workplace employees and the people around them due to environmental factors. In addition to this, genetic factors are also an important factor in hearing loss, Demant Hearing Health Group Companies Training Manager, Doctor Audiologist Bahtiyar Çelikgün, "For example, it is known that the equipment used by dentists only affects certain high frequencies. In addition, airport ground handling workers, individuals who are constantly exposed to loud machines in the work area such as carpentry, factory workers who produce loudly, and entertainment center workers who play and play loud music are also among the risk group. In such cases, while the duration of exposure to sounds is important, the intensity of the explosion is more important than the duration for sounds exceeding 140 dB, such as a sudden explosion, and can directly cause permanent damage to hearing.
Listening to loud music can cause hearing loss.
Reminding that another important issue that causes noise-induced hearing loss is the habit of listening to loud music, Audiology Specialist Bahtiyar Çelikgün said, “The habit of listening to loud music, which is popular among young people, is a hobby that involves risks as well as enjoyable. In particular, headphones that completely block the ear increase the sound pressure in the ear canal, putting ear health at risk. Studies on this subject show that listening to music at high volume for a long time can cause tinnitus and permanent hearing loss.
Reminding that musicians are at risk as much as listeners, Çelikgün said, “For example, according to research on this subject, it is seen that about half of the musicians who are interested in classical music have a decrease in their hearing skills at different intensities. For this reason, it is recommended that individuals who work in loud environments, listen to music with headphones for a long time, are constantly exposed to certain sounds, even if not very loud, and are professionally interested in music, should have their hearing checked regularly in order to avoid problems with hearing loss in the coming years.