Anatomy of the ear

How Loud is Too Loud? Part One: How Loud Noise Affects the Ear and Hearing

Key Points • Within the inner ear are small hair cells which transmit sound information to the brain. Loud sounds sent through the system can cause these hair cells become damaged and can even die. • Hazardous noise is defined as that which exceeds 85 dB if an individual is exposed for an 8-hour day.•…