Prevention

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.

Prevention

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

Pain threshold

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)