Household items such as hairdryers and appliances as well as vacuum cleaners can also cause certain levels of hearing loss when exposure exceeds eight hours. Common indications that hearing damage has occurred includes when sounds are muffled or there is a continual ringing in the ears after exposure to noise. Finally, another important concern with regard to hearing damage is repeated exposure. While short bursts of loud noises may not be individually damaging, repeated long-term exposure over and over again can indeed result in hearing loss. Contact Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center today for Albuquerque hearing aids and a wide range of other hearing related services.