4- Protect your hearing
Protect your hearing
It´s no surprise to learn that as we live our lives we are exposed to vast amounts of sounds at all different levels. Sounds that exceed 85 dB SPL are usually considered harmful.
What you may not realize is that 85 db SPL equates to the sound of noisy traffic. Loud music such as in nightclubs or at rock concerts is around 100 db SPL.
Regular exposure to sounds at or over 85 db SPL do irreversible damage but the good news is that we can protect our hearing and take simple steps to prevent possible damage or further damage.
A few tips to help protect your hearing
|Turn down loud appliances if possible
|Move away from the source
|Wear ear protection when working with noisy equipment like lawn mowers or leaf blowers