Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
Noise Induced Hearing loss, frequently referred to as NIHL, can happen to anyone at any time, so it’s important to understand this common ailment and how to protect yourself from it.
There’s no avoiding everyday noise. Road noise, the radio or television, even natural noises from the sounds of birds screeching, the bark of a dog, or even a clap of thunder. The difference with these noises, is that they’re usually at a relatively safe level and rarely harmful to your hearing.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss can occur when you are exposed to loud noise over a long period of time, or even with just one individual blast of noise. Working on a construction site, for example, would expose workers to continuous excessive noise. If sounds begin to sound distorted, or you’re suffering hearing loss, you may be feeling the effects of NIHL.
The good news? NIHL is a form of hearing loss that IS preventable. Identify sources of excessive noise in your life and environment and take action to protect your hearing. Investing in hearing protection and ear plugs is one way to avoid loud noise and protect your ear health.
Speak to the team at HearSafe Australia to find the right hearing protection specific to your needs and lifestyle.