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loss

1. Electronics a measure of the power lost in an electrical system expressed as the ratio of or difference between the input power and the output power
2. at a loss at less than the cost of buying, producing, or maintaining (something)

loss

[lȯs]
(communications)
(engineering)
Power that is dissipated in a device or system without doing useful work. Also known as internal loss.

loss

(jargon)
Something (not a person) that loses; a situation in which something is losing. Emphatic forms include "moby loss", and "total loss", "complete loss". Common interjections are "What a loss!" and "What a moby loss!" Note that "moby loss" is OK even though **"moby loser" is not used; applied to an abstract noun, moby is simply a magnifier, whereas when applied to a person it implies substance and has positive connotations.

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Antioxidant nutrients such as magnesium, n-acetylcysteine, and others have proven effectiveness at preventing (and in some cases reversing) noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
Dietary vitamin C supplementation reduces noise-induced hearing loss in guinea pigs.
Targeted mutation of the gene for cellular glutathione peroxidase (Gpx1) increases noise-induced hearing loss in mice.
One million people in the UK alone are at risk of developing noise-induced hearing loss.
We handle noise-induced hearing loss cases the same as we do with all other cases," he says.
If the hearing loss is in both ears, it's quite likely to be related to exposure to loud noise but unfortunately there is no effective treatment for noise-induced hearing loss.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupational diseases and the second most self-reported occupational illness or injury today.
However, noise-induced hearing loss is preventable by wearing proper hearing protection.
A small community college in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has won a $254,648 research grant to investigate noise-induced hearing loss in the logging industry.
But when an individual is exposed to harmful sounds--sounds that are too loud or loud sounds over a long time--sensitive structures of the inner ear can be damaged causing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).
Deterioration associated with this noise-induced hearing loss may occur either separately or in addition to other deterioration related to aging/use.