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Diminution, reduction, depreciation, decrease in value; that which cannot be recovered.

The term loss is a comprehensive one, and relative, since it does not have a limited or absolute meaning. It has been used interchangeably with damage, deprivation, and injury.

In the law of insurance, a loss is the ascertained liability of the insurer, a decrease in value of resources, or an increase in liabilities. It refers to the monetary injury that results from the occurrence of the contingency for which the insurance was taken out.

Loss of earning capacity is an injury to an individual's ability to earn wages at a future time and may be recovered as an element of damages in a tort case.

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n. 1) the value placed on injury or damages due to an accident caused by another's negligence, a breach of contract or other wrongdoing. The amount of monetary damages can be determined in a lawsuit. 2) when expenses are greater than profits, the difference between the amount of money spend and the income. (See: damages)

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LOSS, contracts. The deprivation of something which one had, which was either advantageous, agreeable or commodious.
     2. In cases of partnership, the losses are in general borne by the partners equally, unless stipulations or circumstance's manifest a different intention. Story, Partn. Sec. 24. But it is not essential that the partners should all share the losses. They may agree, that if there shall be no profits, but a loss, that the loss shall be borne by one or more of the partners exclusively, and that the others shall, inter se, be exempted from all liabilities for losses. Colly. Partn. 11; Gow, Partn. 9; 3 M. & Wels. 357; 5 Barn. & Ald. 954 Story, Partn. Sec. 23.
     3. When a thing sold is lost by an accident, as by fire, the loss falls on the owner, res perit domino, and questions not unfrequently arise, as to whether the thing has been delivered and passed to the purchaser, or whether it remains still the property of the seller. See, on this subject, Delivery.

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Vital signs: noise-induced hearing loss among adults--United States, 2011-2012.
B, Volcano plots representing the differentially expressed microRNAs between occupational noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) and control subjects.
In recent years, research on the noise-induced hearing loss is focused in order to develop various therapeutic strategies for appropriate protection of hair cells from any damage and to restore the auditory function after acoustic trauma.
Murakami et al., "NRF2 is a key target for prevention of noise-induced hearing loss by reducing oxidative damage of cochlea," Scientific Reports, vol.
American College of Occupational and Environmen- tal Medicine has defined Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) as a hearing loss that develops slowly over a long period of time (several years) as the result of exposure to continuous or intermittent loud noise".2 Studies have shown that noise exposure not only cause sleep disturbance but also the task of the individual.
This study bears relevance to audiologists and otologists who may encounter patients with noise-induced hearing loss or other auditory symptoms (e.g., tinnitus) due to sporting equipment.
As a result of their failure to do this, many of the miners have been diagnosed with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and/or Tinnitus.
(23) The cause of unilateral noise-induced hearing loss is not well understood, but on interviews with the respondents, they mentioned using one ear to listen to the machine, especially when they heard some abnormalities in the sound of the machine.
Xiaorui Shi, M.D., Ph.D., study author from the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, said that noise-induced hearing loss, with accompanying tinnitus and sound hypersensitivity is a common condition which leads to communication problems and social isolation.
A new drug may be able to combat noise-induced hearing loss. Loud noises can damage sensitive inner ear cells called hair cells (mouse hair cells shown), which in mammals don't grow back.
That's why they've put their toe in the water," said Jonathan Kil, chief medical officer at Seattle-based Sound Pharmaceuticals, which is enrolling young iPod users in a trial of an oral drug for noise-induced hearing loss.
They are noise-induced hearing loss, auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, auditory temporal processing, inner ear regeneration, tinnitus, and auditory plasticity and auditory training.