Children's Health and Wellness

Motorcycle Loudness

People who ride motorcycles may be putting their hearing at risk, according to researchers at the University of Florida. A revving motorcycle can produce noise levels greater than 100 decibels, on par with the loudness of a chainsaw or a rock concert. At that level, hearing loss can occur after about 15 minutes. Wearing a helmet doesn't reduce the noise, the researchers said.

Print Source: University of Florida
Online Source: University of Floridahttp://www.ufl.edu/
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 3/28/2005
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