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Hearing Loss Prevention

It’s widely accepted that wearing helmets while motorcycling or life jackets when waterskiing is a smart idea. Similarly, taking appropriate precautions to avoid diseases is a no-brainer.

 

However, did you know that guarding your hearing is just as crucial? Exposure to sounds such as gunshots, loud music, or large motors can cause severe damage to your hearing, resulting in occupational hearing loss.

Why wait? You don’t have to live with hearing loss.

Sounds/Noises that can damage your hearing.

Understanding what constitutes loud noises is not always straightforward. However, given that sounds over 85 decibels can lead to permanent damage or hearing loss, it is crucial to know what sounds fall into this category.

Thankfully, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH/CDC) have compiled a helpful list of decibel ratings. The list details the permissible exposure time to common sounds, enabling individuals to take the necessary precautions to protect their hearing.

 

SoundsIntensitiesPermissible exposure time
City Traffic, inside the car85 dB8 hours
Bulldozer88 dB4 hours
Jazz Concert91 dB2 hours
Power Mower94 dB1 hour
Nightclub97 dB30 minutes
Ambulance Siren, inside driver window down100 dB15 minutes
Rock Concert, Leaf Blower115 dB30 seconds
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