Reasons for hearing loss
Hearing loss is the effect of the sound level (volume) and the time exposed. Excessive exposure to these loud sounds can be more common than often thought, both at home and during working hours. Common examples of exposure to excessive noise are from industrial machinery, heavy construction equipment and vehicles, power tools, aircraft, gunfire, dental drills, sporting events and fireworks. Employers have a right to ensure the hearing of their staff is not harmed as a result of employment. However music from a player’s own instrument or nearby instruments can cause hearing loss depending on the intensity and duration of the noise. Some people are more susceptible to hearing loss from high-level sound than others.
Preventing hearing loss
The surest method of preventing occupational and recreational deafness is to reduce noise at the source by engineering methods e.g turning the volume down, use of sound deadening materials. However, in certain workplace conditions, there is very little or nothing one can do to reduce noise at the source. In such places, the wearing of hearing protectors to reduce the amount of noise reaching the ears.
What’s the fix?
ACS Pro Range
Designed for all noise environments. These filters have been designed with the user in mind, for example they are much smaller than competing filters without giving up the quality, meaning if you have smaller ears you can wear these without protrusion.
Swim moulds designed for all ages, to ensure your ears stay clean and dry during water activity to protect your hearing while enjoying the sports you love.
The Impulse filter is available in both a custom fit silicone ear mould, and a universal fit silicone ear tip. The impulse filter has been specially developed to reduce sudden high volume sounds from being transmitted to the inner ear.
- People should wear a hearing protector if they are exposed to noise or sound level exceeding 85 decibels (A-weighted) or dB(A). Hearing protectors reduce the noise exposure level and the risk of hearing loss.
- If you swim, have grommets fitted or have perforated eardrums you should wear well-fitting ear moulds to stop water entering the ear and causing long term infections.
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