Understanding Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Link: NIHL poster

Link: NIHL Final Report

Hearing loss is a major public health problem in the United States. One in 8 American adults recently reported having hearing trouble, and this number rises to 50% of individuals aged 75 years or older. Hearing impairment imposes a substantial burden on individuals and society, and is associated with poor quality of life, depression, greater difficulties with functional activities, and lower income. Studying and understanding the impact that headphone use has on Noise Induced Hearing Loss and exploring what can be done to spread the word about protecting hearing health is the goal in uncovering exposure problems and possible solutions for today’s generations.