Your Hearing

It’s never too early for hearing protection
Prolonged noise can damage your hearing — even short bursts of sound over 90 decibels can have an impact.
Permanent hearing loss can occur in as little as 15 minutes with exposure to certain sounds and almost instantly with unprotected exposure to sounds generated from firearms and certain power tools. If your hearing is susceptible to any sounds above 90 decibels, you need to take immediate action to prevent permanent hearing damage. Because once permanent hearing damage occurs, it can't be reversed.

 140 dB Gunshot, Jet Engine at Takeoff Immediate danger to hearing
 125 dB Air Raid Siren, Firecracker Pain threshold
 120 dB Rock Concert, Sandblasting Risk of hearing damage in 7 minutes
 115 dB Baby's Cry, Jet Ski Risk of hearing damage in 15 minutes
 110 dB Snowmobile in Driver's Seat Risk of hearing damage in 30 minutes
 105 dB Jackhammer, Helicopter Risk of hearing damage in 1 hour
 100 dB Chain Saw, Stereo Headphones Risk of hearing damage in 2 hours
 95 dB Motorcycle, Power Saw Risk of hearing damage in 4 hours
 90 dB Lawnmower, Truck Traffic Risk of hearing damage in 8 hours
 85 dB Beginning of OSHA Regulations 
 70 dB Busy traffic, Vacuum Cleaner 
 60 dB Conversation, Dishwasher 
 40 dB Quiet Room 

Take care of your hearing
Your ears are delicate organs. By taking a few simple steps to protect them, you may be able to prevent hearing loss caused by excessive noise or foreign objects.
To protect yourself from noise:
    • Pay attention to noise in your workplace. If the sound level exceeds 85 dB SPL, reduce the noise level or wear ear protectors.
    • Lower the volume of your television, stereo and iPod. Take special care if you use headphones or earbuds.
    • Be careful not to turn up your car stereo volume too loudly to compensate for noise from the engine or the wind.
    • Wear custom noise filters or solid earplugs if you go to rock concerts or nightclubs. Take a break so your ears can rest, and don't stand near loudspeakers.
    • Wear headphones or solid earplugs for outstanding noise protection if you use noisy equipment such as drills, lawnmowers, etc.
To avoid damage from foreign objects:
    • Don't use cotton wool to protect your ears. Doing so may push wax down onto your eardrum and can increase the production of wax and/or damage the eardrum.
    • Don't put fingers, cotton swabs or towels in your ears. These can also push wax down onto your eardrum and damage your skin.
    • Avoid washing with unclean water to prevent ear infections.

Hearing loss is one of the world's most common health issues
From the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep, sound plays an important role in our lives. Whether it's alerting us to danger, delivering needed information, or making us simply laugh, smile or cry, sound informs, entertains and connects us to the world.

Consequently, when we experience hearing problems and begin to lose this vital sense — and eventually, most of us do — we also begin to lose those connections and diminish our ability to be engaged, entertained and informed. It's not uncommon to hear people who suffer from hearing impairment say it impacts their "quality of life."  The sooner we seek treatment for hearing problems, the more successful we'll be at slowing the negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects that come with it.  Learn what you can do now to help prevent hearing loss, read how hearing aids can help tinnitus sufferers, and discover why researchers recommend early treatment if you suspect you or someone close to you might be losing their hearing. Or visit to do more in-depth research on hearing loss and hearing loss treatment.

Hearing loss affects one in ten people... with the technologies available today, most hearing loss can be successfully treated!
  • 65% of people with hearing loss are below retirement age
  • Loss of Hearing can begin as early as age 40
  • Only one in five people who could benefit from a hearing aid wear one
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