Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 01, 2013
Fitness4HomeOnline.com, a division of Arizona’s top-rated specialty fitness dealer Fitness 4 Home Superstore, recommends people evaluate noise levels if they work out in health clubs and gyms. In many cases, sound exposure exceeds guidelines for decibel levels. In these cases, Fitness4HomeOnline.com advises exercisers to wear the proper ear protection or conduct workouts in their home using home fitness equipment.
According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, continued exposure to noise above 85 decibels will eventually harm hearing over time. However, the louder the sound, the less time it will take to damage hearing. In addition, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health guidelines recommends workers limit exposure to noise in the workplace to a maximum of one minute and 20 seconds at 110 decibels and only nine seconds for 120 decibels.
A study by Raymond H. Hull, Ph.D., found 80% of the health clubs and spas studied consistently played music which exceeded 105 decibels over one hour periods. Some of the health clubs studied conducted 30-minute classes in which the sound levels exceeded 120 decibels.
“These findings echo the concerns that we hear from people who work out regularly at health clubs and gyms, and one of the reasons they turn to bringing their workouts home,” said Owner and President of Fitness4HomeOnline.com Bob Lachniet. “Our customers share stories of having to turn their IPod’s up to the highest setting just to overcome the background noise of the gym,” continued Lachniet. “We recommend people work out in the comfort of their own homes with home fitness equipment so they can control not only what they listen to, but the noise volume. If they want to rock-out, at least they are not doing it over already thumping gym background music”
Warning signs of hearing loss from noise include ringing or buzzing in the ears, difficulty understanding speech after noise exposure and muffling of sounds. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should see a licensed audiologist.
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