According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults worldwide has some level of hearing loss, and once it’s gone, you can’t get it back.
Protect yourself from occupational, recreational and everyday sources of hearing loss. It’s easy to do. Experts consider 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss. Carry foam ear plugs or use a sound deadening headset.
Every Day Sources of Noise Pollution Include:
|Typical Speech||50 dB|
|Washing Machine||75 dB|
|Hair Dryer||90 dB|
|Chainsaw/Leaf Blower||110 dB|
- Know which noises can cause damage (those at or above 85 decibels)
- Turn your music down, especially when using headphones
- Wear earplugs or proper earmuffs when involved in a loud activity (special earplugs and earmuffs are available at hardware and sporting goods stores)
- Be alert to loud noise in your environment
- Protect the ears of children who are too young to protect their own
- Make your family and friends aware of the dangers of noise pollution
- If you think you have hearing loss, see your doctor, nurse or visit an Audiologist.