Prolonged exposure to sounds over 85dB (decibels) can cause increasing damage to your ears with irreversible effects. Even if your ears and hearing seem perfectly fine right now, this should be no excuse to ignore the need for suitable ear protection today and in the future.
Whether you work in music, near an airfield, or with noisy machinery it doesn’t matter, your ears need protection from damaging noise. Equipping yourself with quality noise blocking Earmuffs today will serve you well for the immediate and long-term future.
How do you know how long you can be around noise before it’s too late? The louder the sound, the shorter the time it takes for permanent hearing damage to occur. Some noise, such as fireworks, gunfire and a jet taking off (within 30 m) can cause immediate irreparable damage to your hearing.
Sounds at or about 70dB, which is the sound of a loud conversation, are safe to be exposed to without the need for hearing protection. Basically anything above this from 80dB and more, it is recommended that you wear earmuffs or earplugs to protect your ears.
Doing to lawns of a weekend could put your hearing at jeopardy. The common household lawn mower, leaf blower and chain saw can range from a whopping 90-115 decibels. An electric drill can reach tops of 95dB, with hammer drills hitting a screaming 100dB.
Who would have thought that your favourite sports game could be a danger to your hearing? Sports crowds are right up there with concerts and loud symphonies, averaging an ear-piercing 120-130dB loud environment will put you at risk.
Can you recall a time when you have left a loud venue, like a footy game or a nightclub, and found that you can’t hear as well as you normally can? Ever had buzzing, ringing or whistling in your head or ears? This is tinnitus. Tinnitus occurs when the sound vibrations damage the minute hair cells in the ear. Tinnitus is not a condition so much but a symptom, a telltale sign of hearing loss. That annoying ringing or buzzing can often go away. Sometimes recovery can happen overnight, sometimes it can take a good couple of days. But nevertheless, the little cells inside your ear have taken a beating and have been damaged to some extent. Repeated exposure to loud noise, will lead to permanent damage if you do not protect your ears.
Earmuffs are the perfect tool to help block out unwanted noise from crowds, music, sports events, motor racing, airports, or any other sound trigger.
Earmuffs help people cope with hyper reactive auditory stimuli and sensory processing disorders, a common concern for those with autistic spectrum, disorder.
Like all of your senses, you need to protect them as best you can. After all, your ears are the only ones you’ll ever have. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that they are worth protecting!