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Responds To Noise (Overview)

Developmental milestone- infants pass this milestones at about 2 weeks of age


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Is it true that when your ear is plugged, to stop listening music, because listen to music with plugged ears will cause permanent damage to hearing?

Is it true that when your ear is plugged, to stop listening music, because listen to music with plugged ears will cause permanent damage to hearing?

Not true. : That's false. You can listen to music with whatever kind of blockage in your or on the outer ear. It's all about decibels. High enough that it's painful to listen and it can damage your hearing. ...Read more

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Responds To Noise (Overview)

Developmental milestone- infants pass this milestones at about 2 weeks of age


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Is it harmful for a fetus to be exposed to loud sounds/drums from a stage performance like drums and banging metallic noises? Or do fluids provide enough insulation to muffle the noise?

Is it harmful for a fetus to be exposed to loud sounds/drums from a stage performance like drums and banging metallic noises? Or do fluids provide enough insulation to muffle the noise?

Harmful!: The developing fetus certainly appreciates loud external noises and the amniotic fluid actually transmits all vibrations very well. Avoid any prolonged exposure of your pregnant belly to loud sounds/noises. It could have untold consequences to your fetus' auditory pathway development and overall well-being. No one is certain about these issues, as research is practically impossible to conduct. ...Read more

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It happens that a loud sound, like loud music or power tools cause your ears to bleed?

It happens that a loud sound, like loud music or power tools cause your ears to bleed?

Loud is always bad: A loud sound esp if sudden can cause your ears to bleed if your eardrum gets popped or blown out. You should have a doctor look at it especially if you have lost even a little bit of hearing after the loud sounds. ...Read more

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True that tinnitus be worsened with loud music or loud background noise?

True that tinnitus be worsened with loud music or loud background noise?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is not affected by external noises or sounds. It produced within the ear at same decibel level and intensity. ...Read more

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Can your hearing be sensitive to noise with a sinus infection?

Can your hearing be sensitive to noise with a sinus infection?

Sinus inf & noise: As a rule, no. If anything, sinus infections tend to reduce your hearing because the same process of inflammation and congestion often plugs up your eustachian tubes, blocking up the ears, so the eardrums don't work properly. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to distinguish between a sinus infection and migraine headache. Migraine is a common cause of hypersensitivity to noise. ...Read more

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Could eardrum problem due to loud noise cause tinnitus and constant lighthead? Is it curable?

Could eardrum problem due to loud noise cause tinnitus and constant lighthead? Is it curable?

Tinnitus: Yes. The problem persists for while. It is curable but refrain from further loud noise abuse to prevent deafness. ...Read more

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Does salt and caffeine make tinnitus from otitis media with effusion louder or is it not the same as tinnitus from nerve damage?

Does salt and caffeine make tinnitus from otitis media with effusion louder or is it not the same as tinnitus from nerve damage?

Possibly: Anything that will increase the size of the effusion may increase the tinnitus, i.E salt. So it is possible that the symptoms also worsen. ...Read more

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Can listening to loud music really cause hearing loss?

Can listening to loud music really cause hearing loss?

Absolutely: It depends on two variables. The intensity of the noise (greater than 85 decibels) and the duration of exposure. If you are exposed to loud music for at least 8 hours a days and if the loudness is great enough, you will develop NIHL, (noise induced hearing loss). And this is a permanent high frequency hearing loss. ...Read more

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Does listening to music loudly a lot affect your hearing to get damaged?

Does listening to music loudly a lot affect your hearing to get damaged?

Yes: Even worse is when listening to music with headphones on ; with the music turned up too loudly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop a loud ringing noise in the ear?

Is it possible to stop a loud ringing noise in the ear?

Not great choices: Your best bet is to try to avoid loud noises and wear hearing protection when you are around loud noises. Also decrease caffeine and alcohol intake as much as possible. It used to be that ENT doctors offices would do Lidocaine IV drips for this but it is not really done anymore. No great medicine available just protect and help your ears as much as possible. Also see your dr and see if wax also. ...Read more

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Do fetsuses kick or move to music from the surrounding environment?

Do fetsuses kick or move to music from the surrounding environment?

Very possible: It is well known that fetuses respond to sound stimulus and this is a way to test for fetal wellbeing. Many patients report thier babies move more when there is music in the enviroment. ...Read more

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How to reduce cpap(continuous positive airway pressure) noise?

How to reduce cpap(continuous positive airway pressure) noise?

Have it adjusted: The company that supplies your CPAP machine can adjust the machine, but you may need to move it to another room, and extend the tubing to accommodate this change. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any evidence that delayed onset noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus can manifest itself years after severe noise exposure?

Help! need to know if there's any evidence that delayed onset noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus can manifest itself years after severe noise exposure?

Yes: Noise induced hearing loss is cumulative. It may not be noticeable until you get beyond a certain threshold. Or, you could be getting an overlap between noise induced hearing loss and age associated hearing loss (presbycusis). See an ENT doc to sort things out. ...Read more

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Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?

Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?

Bodily reaction: Your may be responding in an exaggerated manner, but most people have a somewhat negative reaction to obnoxious bass sounds when they're wanting to sleep. Our bodies respond with a sympathetic nervous system reaction, which includes rapid heart beat and anxiety. Sleep in a quiet room or try earplugs. ...Read more

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Can listening to loud music give you headaches?

Can listening to loud music give you headaches?

Sometimes: Very loud music, listened to on a regular basis can gradually damage hearing so that over the years your high pitched tones and eventually medium tones will diminish. Keep all noises at a comfortable level. This is why ear protection is now a standard item in noisy industrial environments. Headaches are also caused by loud noises including music. ...Read more