Protect Your Hearing: Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable but occurs so often due to lack of education. Once damage to the inner ear begins, the structures are vulnerable and further damage is easier. There are many types of custom and non-custom options for recreational and occupational uses. If you are around loud sounds often, consider investing in a pair of comfortable, custom earplugs (they can be boring or even sparkly!).
Hearing damage occurs as a function of loudness and exposure time. The following chart shows the recommended permissible exposure time for continuous noise without using ear protection.
Continuous dBPermissible Exposure Time:
|85 dB||8 hours|