The impact of recreational sound adds to the deleterious effects of occupational noise, thus accelerating the trend toward sensorineural deafness among most citizens of advanced nations. Statistics regarding permissible noise levels and increasing occurrence of sensorineural hearing impairment point up the necessity of audio engineers participating in a concerted effort to educate the public to the dangers of sustained overexposure to loud sounds.
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