Know the Power of Sound
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- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Cawthorne Head Exercises for Vestibular Weakness
- Earwax - Cerumen
- Eustachian Tube Dysfunction - Special Instructions for Scuba Diving
- Meniere's Disease
- Non-Surgical Therapies for Facial Muscle Maintenance and Rehabilitation
- Nosebleeds - Epistaxis
- Oral Steriods
- Otitis Media – Fluid In The Ear (OME)
- Otitis Externa - Swimmers Ear
- Patulous Eustachian Tube (ET) Syndrome
- Reflux Laryngitis - Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
- Salivary Gland Infections and Salivary Stones
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
- Vocal Hygiene
Sound is measured in decibels (dB). Each decibel is one tenth of a bel, which is a unit that measures the intensity of sound. For every six decibels, the intensity of the sound doubles. At 90 dB of uninterrupted sound, the limit of safe noise exposure is eight hours. For each six dB increase of uninterrupted sound thereafter, the limit of safe exposure is reduced by half.
It is important to know the approximate intensity of sound around you to protect your hearing.