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If you have hearing loss and must turn up the earphones, doesn't that make you have more hearing damage faster?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Theoretically yes

Hearing loss if more than 80 db loss it considered severe.
If you have a hearing aid that has sound intensity of more than 80 db them it is likely to stimulate what ever intact hair cells in the cochlea, and make you hear better. It is possible theoretically to damage these cells subjecting them to intense sound.

In brief: Theoretically yes

Hearing loss if more than 80 db loss it considered severe.
If you have a hearing aid that has sound intensity of more than 80 db them it is likely to stimulate what ever intact hair cells in the cochlea, and make you hear better. It is possible theoretically to damage these cells subjecting them to intense sound.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Michael Armstrong
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes, if over 85 dB

Government guidelines limit occupational exposure to industrial noises over 85 db.
Some personal stereos pump out well over 100. If your ear buds are distracting those around you, then they are definitely too loud.

In brief: Yes, if over 85 dB

Government guidelines limit occupational exposure to industrial noises over 85 db.
Some personal stereos pump out well over 100. If your ear buds are distracting those around you, then they are definitely too loud.
Dr. Michael Armstrong
Dr. Michael Armstrong
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