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Noises over 75dB can cause temporary damage (temporary threshold shift), noises over 85dB can cause both temporary and permanent damage (permanent threshold shift). The size of the permanent damage depends on the intensity of the noise, the duration, and many other parameters e.g. genetics, antioxidants, time between two exposures, etc... For example daily ...


Basically you are asking: (1) does the low-pitch noise affect my hearing sensitivity; (2) has the noise aggravated hearing loss acquired earlier in life; (3) if the noise can induce stress and (4) if the noise may cause tinnitus (kind of a hidden question). (1) Is the ventilator noise damaging?: Noise-induced hearing loss typically occurs at high sound ...

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