The human auditory system exhibits tremendous resilience for most hazards, but it is overwhelmed when exposed to brief, high-level sounds – sometimes leading to instantaneous permanent hearing impairment. Workers in law enforcement, construction, production, and military occupations are all at risk. In this presentation, Dr. Flamme will describe some of the mechanisms by which these sounds damage the auditory system, the techniques used to assess the hazard posed by these signals, and the effectiveness of hearing protectors for reducing the likelihood of hearing damage.
- Friday, January 20, 2012
- 1-2:00 pm
- 2610 Crossroads School of Public Health