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Protect your hearing. Do you hear that?

Protect your hearing!
May 31, 2021 / Michal Jirák

So, this is what the sale of our product range for hearing protection could look in the event that it's too late ... Start protecting your ears in a timely manner. You can also damage them during normal activity such as cutting the grass. How many decibels is already dangerous for the health, and how to protect against them? Keep reading.

When working in noisy conditions, hearing protection should be provided by the employer. However, it is not only employment that can cause hearing damage. If you occasionally work with tools such as a chainsaw, circular saw or brush cutter at home, be sure to protect yourself while doing so as well. However, dangerous noise can also be emitted by an ordinary lawn mower or an electric branch trimmer.

When does noise begin to be dangerous to your health?

The risk associated with noise depends on two factors - the strength of the noise and its duration. The strength of noise is expressed as the sound pressure level - the unit is the well-known decibel - dB. The threshold at which noise can damage your ears is 85 db. The time that the human ear can withstand exposure to that level of noise, however, is shortened logarithmically. Every additional 3 decibels means half the time that the human ear can withstand such noise.

Sound presure level

 

85 dB a lawn mower
91 dB a moving train
97 dB a drill
100 dB a motorbike
103 dB a pneumatic jackhammer

106 dB

a rock concert
109 dB a machine tool
124 dB a pneumatic riveter
140 dB the start of a jet
160 dB an explosion, a shotgun blast

Read the labels on devices

The risk for so-called impact or impulse sounds lasting less than a second (gunshots, blows of riveting machines or punches, explosions) is clear and such a sound can even be painful. There is an immediate danger of damage to hearing, because the body is unable to adapt to such noise. However, the risk of longer-term exposure to noise with an intensity of 85 to 120 dB lies in the fact that people are unaware of the danger and underestimate hearing protection.

Hearing loss, humming in the ears or sleep disorders do not take long to develop. Therefore, when working with any device, always read how intense the noise it emits is. You can get this information from the label on the unit. Then you need to get adequate protection.

Protection options

A fatal mistake of workers in noisy environments is the belief that your ears get used to the noise. The opposite is true and long-term exposure to excessive noise can cause permanent hearing damage. Sensitivity is also different for each person, so you cannot judge in advance if it will damage your ears. However, you cannot go wrong with preventive protection.

Hearing protection devices are divided into earmuffs and earplugs. Ear muffs are more convenient because you do not have to put anything into the ears and it is also easier to take them off and quickly put them back on. However, in some cases earplugs are necessary.

For each product, information on how much it can reduce the noise level is always stated. If earplug protection cannot compress the sound pressure level that you are exposed to below a certain threshold - 85 dB, you should combine the earplugs with earmuffs.

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