2 thoughts on “Hearing Loss: Could It Happen to You?

  1. is there any information about vibration having an impact or additive effect on hearing loss. there have been some studies done in military to suggest this is important , but always difficult to apply this information to the recreational pilot
    many thanks for considering

  2. @Beth I’m currently doing a literature review on this subject; there IS a thing, not so much regarding hearing loss since infrasound and low frequencies are not generally considered harmful to hearing; the sound pressure levels needed to damage your hearing at lower frequencies is considerable. Vibration from the aircraft passed directly to the body can be responsible for all kinds of ailments; muscular fatigue and stress for example. In the area of sound, specifically you might find THIS paper has some good pointers

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