Hearing is one of the five senses but one we can so easily take for granted. Our world is surrounded with sound. Our ears help us make sense of this sound and communicate with those around us, yet so often we place ourselves in situations where we can cause lasting damage to that which we so greatly rely on; our hearing!
Each day we are subjected to countless noises which can cause hearing damage. Sound is measured in decibels (dB). The general rule is that exposure to volumes greater than 85db can damage your hearing and so anyone exposed to sounds beyond 85db should invariably wear hearing protection. So, for instance, cutting the grass, working in an industrial site, working in factories, attending a rock concert, all exceed the acceptable volume and require some form of hearing protection to prevent any damage to hearing. After all, the more we expose our ears to overly excessive loud noises the more damage we do.
Custom Moulded Hearing Protection
Our Custom Fit hearing protectors are ideal for any environment where hearing damage may be possible. As a preventive measure to lasting hearing loss or damage, we stock an extensive variety of acoustic ceramic filters, each with their own unique characteristics which are dependent on the noise environment one is exposed to.
The noise from the wind reaches noise levels up to 105dB when travelling on a motorbike; for spectators of motorsport those levels can reach 130dB. Permanent hearing damage can result from listening to noises over 85dB so motorbike rider should always use specialist ear plugs. For more information, contact our nearest clinic.