Talk:Health effects from noise

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Adding regulations for noise?[edit]

I think it would be nice if some of the regulations by OSHA and NIOSH are posted to this page, as it would make people aware that there are regulations out there to ensure this type of hearing loss doesnot occur in the work place. Here is what I am thinking:

In continuation off of the Occupational Hearing Loss section:

Any workplace that exposes workers to excessive sound levels is required to ensure that the hearing function of their workers is adequately protected. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provide laws and regulations clarified by the United States department of labor. Generated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA was created with the mission to assure all working conditions are safe and healthy [1]. All employers must follow this hearing amendment, including private sector employers, and excluding those who are self-employed, family farm workers, and government workers.  Separate laws and regulations are enacted for specialized working environments. These include the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), which provide specific regulation for miners and railroad workers. [2][3]

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) generated a criteria document consisting of a “best practice guide” recommended by OSHA to all employers. This document is recommended to be followed, but is not required as OSHA laws and regulation are.  The regulations provided by NIOSH are much more conservative, and it provides scientific basis for occupational safety and health standards. For example, the permissible exposure limit for OSHA is >90 dBA, while NIOSH is >85 dBA. They recommend the implementation or promotion of these conservative standards alongside the standards of the designated administration (OSHA, MSHA, or FRA) of the employer. [1][4]

OSHA, NIOSH, MSHA, and FRA were all created in response to an increase in noise induced hearing loss resulting from hazardous sound levels in industrial work environments. Noise can cause detrimental effects to the outer, middle, and inner ear, as well as the auditory nerve and central auditory system. In the outer ear, with high noise exposure the eardrum can rupture and bleed. In the middle ear, dislocation of the bones that reside in the middle ear (the ossicles) can occur. These problems occur when exposed to extremely high sound levels. In the inner ear, low, middle, and high sound levels can all cause damage to structures residing in the cochlea. [5] This damage can cause what is called a 'noise notch' and hearing loss is evident at 3000 - 6000 Hz frequencies.

- All information was obtained directly from the OSHA and NIOSH department of health website. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ellyn Kuehne (talkcontribs) 18:49, 8 November 2016 (UTC) Ellyn Kuehne (talk) 18:50, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

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is this subject intended to include white noise?[edit]

-- (talk) 06:28, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

If you have good, reliable WP:secondary sources about the health effects from white noise (see also WP:MEDRS), I don't see why not. Please, WP:be bold and add to the article! Lova Falk talk 09:52, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Stress and annoyance sections weak[edit]

Section on stress is very weak (there is a lot of good research on the psychological effects of noise that is absent, and instead something commissioned by an insulating firm, and therefore hardly impartial, is included.

Also annoyance is a symptom of stress so should be combined. Neezes (talk) 10:31, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

What About Incapacitating Pain, Paralysis, Migraines, Suicide?[edit]

I think some of the nastier effects are relevant. (talk) 20:56, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

In canines[edit]

I'm interested in adding information on health effects from noise in canines, which are very similar to those of humans. Bruc5373 (talk) 02:25, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Bruc5373, if you have sources ready to cite, I say go for it. James Hare (NIOSH) (talk) 15:25, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

I think overall, this section maintained a neutral voice. The second to last paragraph seems to be more opinionated and a little less factual. Maybe just work on the wording a bit. I also think it could use some more sources to make it stronger (Arnold6794 (talk) 07:11, 10 November 2017 (UTC)).

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