For those working in loud environments such as construction or mining, workplace hearing protection should be worn to avoid noise induced hearing loss.
Would you like to know more about how you can prevent hearing loss within the workplace? The specialists at Hearsafe Australia have put together a simple guide below.
Avoidnoise induced hearing loss
Noise induced hearing loss is more common than you might think. When the stereocilia (tiny hair-like structures) inside our ears are subjected to noises that are too loud or last too long, they can become permanently damaged. This damage means that the cells can no longer send information about sounds to the brain. Loud and constant sounds are a common occurrence within some fields of work, but thankfully, permanent damage is preventable.
Workplace hearing protection such as earplugs can be hugely beneficial long-term when looking after your hearing and avoiding noise induced hearing loss. Here at Hearsafe Australia, we supply a range of specially designed earplugs suitable for various workplaces including industrial settings, aviation and even dentistry.
How to protect hearing at work
There are various habits we can adopt into our daily life that will do wonders for long-term hearing health. A few helpful tips for workplace hearing protection include:
- Take breaks from loud environments. If you work in an industrial setting or on a construction site, avoiding loud noise completely will be difficult. You can, however, take regular breaks from loud environments to give your ears a rest.
- Always be sure to wear hearing protection. As already mentioned above, workplace hearing protection such as earplugs or earmuffs will be extremely helpful when it comes to avoiding noise induced hearing loss. Be sure to invest in some good quality earplugs if you are regularly around loud noises.
- Have your hearing checked. For those who work in loud environments and are worried about their hearing health, it will be beneficial to have your hearing regularly checked to ensure it isn’t deteriorating prematurely.
- Consider your lifestyle habits. Did you know that smoking can literally suffocate the cells throughout your body including those in your ears? This means that smoking can also be a contributing factor to hearing loss.
If you would like further advice on workplace hearing protection, be sure to get in touch with the expert team at Hearsafe Australia on 1300 425 496. For high-quality hearing protection including premium earplugs—browse our product range today.