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Save Your Ears: Facts about NIHL

www.WHITENOISEDIRECT.com Save Your Ears: Facts About NIHL Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is a preventable hearing disorder but it has affected millions of people across the globe. What is NIHL? Noise-induced hearing loss is... ... caused by listening to loud noise for long periods ... may be caused by direct damage to the ears or ... may develop over time ... is HIGHLY preventable And yet, more than 28 million Americans have hearing loss and 15% of the American population have tinnitus 21 SAFE and DANGEROUS Decibels SAFE RISKY below 50 dB 50 dB - 85 dB 86 dB - 119 dB 119 dB - 140 dB Sources of Noise According to a 2006 survey31, noise levels exceeding 50 decibels are found... On the road (road traffic) 78% In factories (manufacturing plants) 4% Air traffic 4% On railways and construction areas 4% Other industrial locations 3% Shooting ranges 2% Racing tracks 2% Others 1% The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (0SHA) highly advises employers to provide hearing protection if the noise in the workplace exceeds 90 dB. PROTECT YOUR EARS! Remove hazardous noise from the workplace4] Wear noise-cancelling headphones - doing so decreases 5 - 10 dB of noise exposure 41 ─░nstall white noise machines in your workplace to combat loud frequencies What is White Noise? White Noise is a series of low frequency sounds that can drown out annoying sounds from your surroundings. Visit www. WhiteNoise Direct.com for more life-saving advice against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Sources: 11 http://whitenolsedirect.com [21 http://www.sightandhearing.org/news/healthissue/archlve/hl_0802.asp [31 http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/01/sa_nrm/arklv/nrm2006/kap10-nolse.pdf [4] http://www.osha.gov/ (5] http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2001-103/ www.WHITENOISEDIRECT.com Save Your Ears: Facts About NIHL Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is a preventable hearing disorder but it has affected millions of people across the globe. What is NIHL? Noise-induced hearing loss is... ... caused by listening to loud noise for long periods ... may be caused by direct damage to the ears or ... may develop over time ... is HIGHLY preventable And yet, more than 28 million Americans have hearing loss and 15% of the American population have tinnitus 21 SAFE and DANGEROUS Decibels SAFE RISKY below 50 dB 50 dB - 85 dB 86 dB - 119 dB 119 dB - 140 dB Sources of Noise According to a 2006 survey31, noise levels exceeding 50 decibels are found... On the road (road traffic) 78% In factories (manufacturing plants) 4% Air traffic 4% On railways and construction areas 4% Other industrial locations 3% Shooting ranges 2% Racing tracks 2% Others 1% The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (0SHA) highly advises employers to provide hearing protection if the noise in the workplace exceeds 90 dB. PROTECT YOUR EARS! Remove hazardous noise from the workplace4] Wear noise-cancelling headphones - doing so decreases 5 - 10 dB of noise exposure 41 ─░nstall white noise machines in your workplace to combat loud frequencies What is White Noise? White Noise is a series of low frequency sounds that can drown out annoying sounds from your surroundings. Visit www. WhiteNoise Direct.com for more life-saving advice against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Sources: 11 http://whitenolsedirect.com [21 http://www.sightandhearing.org/news/healthissue/archlve/hl_0802.asp [31 http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/01/sa_nrm/arklv/nrm2006/kap10-nolse.pdf [4] http://www.osha.gov/ (5] http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2001-103/

Save Your Ears: Facts about NIHL

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What is NIHL and how can you protect your ears from it? These facts and figures should be able to help you out.

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