Published On: July 21, 2022By

How to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Loud noise can damage hearing or cause permanent hearing loss. Dangerous noise levels can be found in workplaces; recreational settings like restaurants, concerts, stadiums, and clubs; in the classroom; or even on our own personal audio devices.

What is a safe noise level? We record noise levels in decibels, or dBA. The higher the noise level, the louder the noise. 0 is the faintest sound the human ear can detect and 180 would be the noise a rocket would make as it launches into space. In our daily lives, normal conversation would be at the 60 dB level, a lawn mower would be at 90 dB, a chain saw at 100 dB, a loud rock concert would be at 115 dB and a jet engine would be at 140 dB. Many experts believe that continued exposure to more than 85 decibels is asking for trouble. The longer you are exposed to a loud noise and the closer you are to it, the higher the risk is of damage.

When does noise become dangerous?

As a rule of thumb, the following situations put you in the danger zone:

When does noise become dangerous?

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Since 1985 when I lost hearing in my left ear, I personally experienced the gaps in treatment options and necessary methodology to keep those affected by hearing loss connected. It has since been my focus to develop systems, processes, and methods, like THE MA5P METHODTM, to address the individual needs of my patients and create a solution that fits their lifestyle. If you are experiencing issues with your current Prescription Hearing Aid, I invite you to visit us to discuss ways to keep you connected to the things you love.

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