When it is impossible to avoid noisy situations, it is vital to wear hearing protection such as disposable foam inserts, over the ear defenders or custom made hearing protection.
(PRWEB UK) 14 June 2013
Private hearing healthcare specialists, Hidden Hearing, have published an infographic to educate about the dangers of loud noise and the solutions available to protect the ears from sound.
The infographic highlights that there are two factors that should be considered when deciding if an environment could harm hearing: the noise level and how long you are exposed to that noise. The louder the noise level is, the quicker a hearing damage risk there is.
For example; a noise level of 90dB such as city traffic has a risk of hearing damage in eight hours, where as 120dB at a rock concert causes a risk of hearing damage in seven minutes and the sound of a gunshot or jet engine take-off at 140dB causes immediate danger of hearing damage.
When it is impossible to avoid noisy situations, it is vital to wear hearing protection such as disposable foam inserts, over the ear defenders or custom made hearing protection. Hidden Hearing offers a range of custom hearing protection for a range of activities, which are moulded to each individuals ear for the best fit and comfort.
A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:
“Loud noise is one of the biggest everyday risks to our hearing health and dangerous noise levels are a daily occurrence. It is important to be aware of these and take the precautions to protect your hearing. We hope our infographic highlights the dangers of noise pollution and the preventative measures available to prevent hearing loss.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.