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@loribmt

Hi @aba You brought up some interesting questions about hearing loss. From what I’m reading, hearing loss does not progress once the noise level has been reduced.

I found some informational articles that might shed some light on the differences between acoustical damage and other factors which can result in hearing impairment.

The following is an excerpt from an article provided by the Workman’s Compensation Board of Alberta Canada. I’ve posted a link to that site below.
“ Hearing loss does not continue to deteriorate after noise exposure is removed. Hearing loss that occurs after the noise exposure is removed is related to other factors”
https://www.wcb.ab.ca/assets/pdfs/providers/HCP_Hearing_loss.pdf
https://www.earq.com/hearing-health/articles/guide-to-noise-induced-hearing-loss
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hearing-loss/symptoms-causes/syc-20373072
Hopefully fellow mentor, @julie04, will be able to provide you with more comprehensive information. She is very active in our Hearing Loss group and offers peer support with The Hearing Loss Association of America, (HLAA)

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"Listening to loud noise for a long time can overwork hair cells in the ear, which can cause these cells to die. The hearing loss progresses as long as the exposure continues. Harmful effects might continue even after noise exposure has stopped. Damage to the inner ear or auditory neural system is generally permanent." this is the truth. now we should find the articles which write about.

also found on google- " Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) develops slowly after many years of exposure. Susceptibility varies quite widely, but 10 Years or more of exposure is generally required for significant hearing loss"
to occur.13 july 2020

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