Vuvu What? Vuvuzelas and Hearing Loss

Vuvu What? Vuvuzelas and Hearing Loss

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NIOSH Science Blog says that the vuvuzela, a plastic, meter-long South African horn being used by sports fans at the South African World Cup, reaches dangerously high decibel levels.

  NIOSH warns that players, event staff, stadium workers, broadcasters and referees who are repeatedly exposed to the noise, game after game after game, could suffer hearing loss.