This webinar is presented in partnership with American Auditory Society. Noise-induced hearing loss results when exposure to damaging levels of sound injures delicate inner ear structures and compromises vulnerable inner ear functions. Noise-exposed ears age, and they do so in ways different from unexposed ears. This talk will describe functionally important changes that contribute to noise-induced and age-related hearing loss and will summarize recent work that shows that prior noise continues to change the ways that ears and hearing age, long after the noise has stopped.
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe common structural and functional consequences of noise overexposure in the acute post-exposure timeframe
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to identify strengths and limitations of threshold sensitivity metrics in characterizing noise-induced functional compromise
- As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe possible progressive/delayed consequences of TTS-producing noise on cochlear structure and function
|5-20 Minutes||Noise-induced TTS, PTS and cochlear injury|
|20-45 Minutes||Aging vs aging after noise|
|45-55 Minutes||Public/occupational health implications|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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