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Noise exposure from leisure activities: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1880286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the past two decades there has been increasing concern about the role of nonoccupational, or leisure noise on hearing. This paper reviews published studies that detail the noise levels and potential effects of some noisy leisure activities. Considered are the most common sources of leisure noise: exposure to live or amplified rock, classical, or jazz music; exposures from personal listening devices ("walkman" type); noise around the home, and hunting and target shooting. Although all activities listed above have the potential for dangerous levels of noise exposure, the most serious threat to hearing comes from recreational hunting or target shooting.
W W Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0001-4966     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-01     Completed Date:  1991-10-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Institute for the Deaf, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.
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MeSH Terms
Auditory Fatigue / physiology*
Hair Cells, Auditory / physiopathology*
Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / physiopathology*
Leisure Activities*
Loudness Perception
Noise / adverse effects*
Risk Factors
Grant Support

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