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Do you ever start the day, driving to work, with the radio at a fairly low volume only to have to crank it up at the end of the day? This can be a sign of hearing damage.
Hearing damage isn’t an injury most people recover naturally from. Noise-induced hearing loss can be permanent.
Why, then, do workers continue to be exposed to hearing hazards in the workplace?
SafetyNow can help you to educate workers on the factors in the workplace that can contribute to hearing damage and hearing loss, as well as the PPE and regulations in place to protect their hearing.
Don't Turn a Deaf Ear to Noise
Sometimes it’s hard to believe noise can cause permanent damage to your hearing, especially while you are young—but it can. It is important for you to learn about noise hazards and how to protect yourself against them.
Hearing damage can occur from a sudden single exposure like the sound of an explosion, a jet engine, an air tool or other source. However, hearing loss usually occurs from lower doses of noise over time. The damage is cumulative.
How to Prevent Premature Hearing Loss
While most people experience some age-related hearing loss, many have adequate hearing as long as they live. But if you work in a noisy setting and are not regularly using hearing protection, you’re setting yourself up for premature hearing loss.
Addressing Your Concerns about Hearing Protection
Hearing loss is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions facing today’s workers, affecting nearly 30 million people in the United States and Canada. While there are many causes of hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most common types and it can affect anyone who is exposed to loud sounds or noise over a long period of time, whether at work or during recreational activities.
Now Hear This!
Too much noise can cause permanent hearing loss. It develops gradually and without pain, but noise-induced hearing loss cannot be reversed.
You can halt it, though, if you protect your ears from further exposure. If your hearing is starting to fade, do something about it now so it does not get worse. And if your hearing hasn’t been damaged, keep it that way.
It’s hard to believe that noise can cause permanent damage to your hearing – but it can. It’s important to protect yourself against noise hazards.
WHAT’S THE DANGER
Medicine or surgery cannot reverse noise-induced hearing loss. A hearing aid can’t completely restore hearing either.
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Hearing Loss Prevention - You Decide What to Hear Safety Video
Hearing loss is one of the most common occupational diseases and the second most self-reported occupational injury or illnesses. Yet, because noise induced hearing loss occurs over a period of time and is not associated with instant pain and suffering, it is one of the least recognized and respected hazards by workers. In this video your employees will learn how their body hears sound and the affects exces¬sive noise has on them. It will teach them techniques for identifying hazardous noise and educate them on best practices and procedures to reduce their exposure. The video will motivate your workers to recognize and respect the hazards and instill that they are responsible for taking proper measures to protect their hearing.
Hearing Conservation Safety Video
Hearing loss is preventable if you follow procedures relating to hearing protection. This video heightens awareness of hearing conservation in the workplace and explains the anatomy of the ear, how noise can cause hearing loss, and how to prevent hearing loss.
Hearing loss is a major hazard in many workplaces. This course will teach employees about noise levels, hearing hazards and recommendations on how to prevent hearing loss. Employees will learn how to define noise and noise levels, hearing loss, and recognize different types of hearing protection. This course is presented in English and Spanish.
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