Most otologists agree that continual exposure to a noise that is 85 decibels or louder in intensity is dangerous.
When a noise is too loud it begins to kill the nerve endings in the inner ear. NERVE DAMAGE IS PERMANENT!
Otololaryngology-Head and Neck surgery is the specialty concerned with the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose throat and related structures of the head and neck. This specialty encompasses cosmetic facial reconstruction, surgery of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, management of patients with loss of hearing and balance, endoscopic examination of air and food passages and treatment of allergic, sinus, laryngeal, thyroid and esophageal disorders.
To achieve board certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology a physician must complete college, medical school and five or more years of post M.D. training in addition to successful completion of a national certification examination.