The hearing is very sensitive and need to protect …
We would not like to see someone losing their hearing.
It’s never too early to start protecting your hearing
Initially, the hearing loss may seem harmless and temporary. It may appear as a ringing or a buzzing in the ear when you leave a noisy restaurant, a concert or a stadium. If symptoms disappear, take your measures to protect your hearing in the future. Since there has been a temporary impairment, hearing loss cannot be reversed.
Taking care of your hearing
Your ears are sensitive organs. Taking some simple measures to protect them, you may be able to prevent hearing loss caused by a high noise or foreign objects.
Protect yourself from the noise
- Note the noise in your workplace. If the noise level exceeds 85dBSPL, reduce the noise level or wear earplugs.
- Lower the volume of TV, radio and MP3 player. Be careful if you wear headphones or casts.
- Be careful not to turn up the volume on the radio in your car a lot to offset the noise of the engine or air.
- Wear custom noise filters or solid earplugs when you go to rock concerts or nightclubs. Take a break to rest your ears and do not sit next to speakers.
- Wear headphones and compact casts for greater noise protection when using noisy equipment such as drills, Lawn mower etc.
To avoid damage from foreign objects:
- Do not use cotton to protect your ears. Doing so may push the wax into the ear drum and you can reduce the production of wax and/or cause damage to the ear drum.
- Do not put your fingers, cotton swabs or towels inside your ears. This may also push the wax in the ear drum and cause damage and your skin.
- Wash with clean water to prevent infections in your ear.
Noise exposure level
The daily direct exposure to noise increases the risk of having a fault. Scientists measure the daily exposure to noise by combining the noise level on the duration of exposure to a specific noise.
What is your daily exposure to noise?
140dB Shooting, jet engine at takeoff
Imminent danger to hearing
125dB Sudden increase in volume of air, firecrackers
120dB Rock concert
Risk for hearing damage in 7 minutes
115dB Baby crying, jet ski
Risk for hearing damage in 15 minutes
110dB Snowmobile from the driver’s seat
Risk for hearing damage in 30 minutes
105dB Compressor, helicopter
Risk for hearing damage in 1 hour
100dB Chainsaw, radio speakers
Risk for hearing damage in 2 hours
95dB Machine, electric saw
Risk for hearing damage in 4 hours
90dB Lawn mower, lorries
Risk for hearing damage in 8 hours
85dB OSHA Regulations
70dB Movement, vacuum cleaner
60dB Conversation, dish washer
40dB Quiet room
(*dB is the unit of sound pressure in decibels)