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PREVENT HEARING LOSS

Just as you would take preventative measures to protect yourself from heart disease or diabetes, or your head from injury if you cycle or ski, it pays to protect yourself from occupational hearing loss and hearing problems caused by exposure to loud music, motors and gun shots.

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Sounds That Can Damage Your Ears

Industrial workplace noises, gunfire, loud music and other common, everyday sounds that are louder than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss. Just how loud is 85 decibels?

Recommended exposure limits to decibels vary. Most jurisdictions in Canada limit 85 dB for a full, eight-hour work shift, but it is 90 dB in Quebec and 87 dB for organizations that follow the Canadian federal noise regulations. However, to reduce your chances of hearing loss you should use adequate hearing protection if your exposure to decibels will be more than the limits in this table.

Intensities of Common Sounds in Decibels

Sounds Intensities Exposure limits
City Traffic, inside the car 85 dB 8 hours
Bulldozer 88 dB 4 hours
Jazz Concert 91 dB 2 hours
Power Mower 94 dB 1 hour
Nightclub 97 dB 30 minutes
Ambulance Siren, inside driver window down 100 dB 15 minutes
Rock Concert, Leaf Blower 115 dB 30 seconds

For a complete listing of over 1700 noises and their corresponding decibel levels, check out this list of Exposure Time Guidelines from Dangerous Decibels.

Benjamin Franklin got it right when he said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Why wait? You don’t have to live with hearing loss.

Why wait? You don’t have to live with hearing loss.

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