Noise

Noise

  • Repeated exposure to loud noise can cause tinnitus and/or hearing loss
  • Damage caused by loud noise is irreversible and permanent
  • Excessive vibration causes damage to inner ear hair cells so they can’t carry a signal to the brain
  • Too much noise can make you feel tired, nervous and/or raise your blood pressure
  • If you have to raise your voice to be heard the site may be too noisy and hearing protection is needed
  • Consider the all the noise around you and exposure to others when deciding to wear hearing protection
  • Banded earplugs or earmuffs are an easy solution to intermittent noise exposure
  • Keep your hearing protection with you so you can have them when you need them
  • The louder the noise or the longer you are exposed, the greater your risk for permanent hearing damage
  • Noise induced hearing loss is 100% preventable

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