HEARING LOSS PREVENTION
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Life Is Loud.  Listen Carefully.

Facts:

  • 1 in 6 teens has permanent hearing loss due to high-volume sounds.
  • Teen hearing loss has increased 30% in the last decade.
  • Each year noise-induced hearing loss costs the U.S. economy an estimated $186 Billion.
  • As little as 10 seconds at a loud stadium or concert can cause permanent hearing damage.

Measuring Sound

  • Whisper 20 decibels (dB)
  • Normal Conversation 60 dB
  • Hair Dryer 90-100dB
  • Lawnmower 100 dB
  • MP3 Player 110 dB
  • Concert/Club 120 dB
  • Jet Engine 140 dB
  • Gunshots/Fireworks 150 dB

Correlation Between Noise Levels & The Time It Takes To Develop Permanent Hearing Loss

     Loudness          Time To Damage
  • 85 dB      -->      8 hours
  • 90 dB      -->      4 hours
  • 95 dB      -->      2 hours
  • 100 dB    -->      1 hour
  • 105 dB    -->      30 minutes
  • 110 dB    -->      15 minutes
  • 115 dB    -->      8 minutes
  • 120 dB    -->      4 minutes
  • 125 dB    -->      2 minutes
  • 130 dB    -->      1 minute
  • 135 dB    -->      30 seconds
  • 140 dB    -->      15 seconds
  • 150 dB    -->      7 seconds

You Can’t Reverse Hearing Loss.  But You Can Prevent It!

  1. Move away from the sound source.
  2. Lower the volume.
  3. Protect your ears with hearing protection devices.
  4. Have your hearing tested annually.
  5. Earbuds with mp3 players are typically safe at 75% volume.


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