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North American children “may receive more noise at school than workers from an 8-hour work day at a factory”
Report of a World Health Organization-Prevention of Deafness/Hearing Impairment Informal Consultation III, WHO, Geneva, 1997
Approximately 10 million persons in the U.S. have permanent hearing loss from noise or trauma.
NIDCD. Fact Sheet on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Washington, DC:HHS, 1999
12.5% of 6-19 year olds (6.8 million) and 16.8% of 12-19 year olds (5 million) in the U.S. have documented evidence of elevated hearing thresholds directly attributed to noise exposure.
Niskar, A.S.et al. NHANES III, 1988-1994, United States, Pediatrics, 108, 2001
Henderson, E. et al. NHANES 2005-2006, United States, Pediatrics, 127, 2011
40 to 50 million Americans have tinnitus, one-quarter of them to a severity that they seek medical help.
Seidman, M.D. and Jacobson, G.P., Otolaryngol Clinics N Amer,1996