HEARING PROTECTION

Individuals exposed to loud sound should be vigilant in protecting their hearing through the use of hearing protection mechanisms.

Sounds greater than 85dB may cause permanent damage to your hearing.

Damage is immediate only in some cases – in most cases the damage is very slight initially but gradually deteriorates. If you are exposed to loud sounds an annual hearing test is advised to monitor your hearing.

There is a correlation between the duration of exposure to loud sound and the intensity of sound:

SOUND INTENSITY PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE TIME
City traffic (inside the car) 85dB 8 hours
Bulldozer 88dB 4 hours
Jazz concert 91dB 2 hours
Lawn Mower 94dB 1 hour
Night Club 97dB 30 minutes
Ambulance siren (inside driver with open window) 100dB 15 minutes
Rock concert or leaf blower 115dB 30 seconds
Gunfire (shooter) 120dB + Immediate damage

Individuals in the following situations should take special care:

YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Hunters
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Musicians / DJ’s / Sound Engineers
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Sport shooters / fire arm operators

YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Law enforcement officers
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Labourers of industries/mines
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Motorcyclists

YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Hair Dressers
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Dentists
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Teachers

YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px)Truck drivers
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Crane truck operators

Custom made hearing protection

Custom made hearing protectors are ear plugs manufactured exactly according to your ears unique shape. A variety of models are available for different needs.

Products available includes:

YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Mechanical plugs made from acrylic or silicone with fixed mechanical filters, adjustable filters or no filters
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px)  Electronic devices with compression and amplification systems are ideal for hunters and sport shooters.
YVDW Audiologists-Favicon (180px) Old fashioned earmuffs. These are often the industry standard but it has been proven that they are not effective as one would think.

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