Type or paste a DOI name into the text box. A stylized white ear, with short portable mental status questionnaire validity white bars surrounding it, on a blue background. There are a variety of prevention strategies available to avoid or reduce hearing loss. Lowering the volume of sound at its source, limiting the time of exposure and physical protection can reduce the impact of excessive noise.
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If not prevented, hearing loss can be managed through assistive devices and cognitive therapies. The first symptom of NIHL may be difficulty hearing a conversation against a noisy background. The effect of hearing loss on speech perception has two components. The first component is the loss of audibility, which may be perceived as an overall decrease in volume. Modern hearing aids compensate this loss with amplification.
TTS is also measured in decibels. Tinnitus is described as hearing sound when an external sound is not present. 16 million of them have symptoms serious enough for them to see a doctor or hearing specialist. Tinnitus is the largest single category for disability claims in the military, with hearing loss a close second. The third largest category is post-traumatic stress disorder, which itself may be accompanied by tinnitus and may exacerbate it.