Air Bags and Hearing Revisited

A few years ago at Hearing International we did a post regarding air bags and their effect on hearing.  That report was primarily about how these miracle devices work and save lives with a comment about the impulse noise issues surrounding the their deployment.  Among people in accidents with airbags deploying, Price (2007) suggests that…

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The Stapedius of Muscle Cars

A 2012 blog on air bags at Hearing International ended with the statement, “Sensorineural hearing loss due to air bag deployment is rare, and there have been only a few reports in the English literature.  Audiologists know, however, that 140 dB of intensity is the threshold of pain and these intensities can cause hearing loss under some…

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