Multi-step sign up

Jobs that hurt your ears

If a sound is above 85 db, then it can hurt your hearing especially with prolonged exposure.   Here are some reference levels so you can understand the meaning of the 85 db level.

  • 140 db – Gunshot or jet engine at takeoff
  • 125 db – Air raid siren or firecracker
  • 120 db – Rock concert or sandblasting
  • 115 db – Baby’s cry or jet ski
  • 110 db – Snow mobile (driver’s side)
  • 105 db – Jackhammer or helicopter
  • 100 db – Chain saw or stereo headphones
  • 95 db – Motorcycle or power saw
  • 90 db – Lawnmower or truck traffic
  • 85 db – Threshold for risk of hearing damage
  • 70 db –  Busy traffic or vacuum cleaner
  • 60 db – Conversation or dishwasher
  • 40 db – Quiet room

Want to know more about jobs that hurt your ears?

If you are in one of these professions and suspect you have a hearing loss, contact Lansdowne Hearing about a free hearing screening.  Also, do the same for any friend that you know in any of these professions.

Carpenter: Nail gun causes 110 to 140 Db of noise

Ambulance driver or EMT: Ambulance causes 110 to 140 Db of noise

Lumberman or logger: Chainsaw causes 110 to 140 Db of noise

Musician or rock star: Rock concert speaker causes 110 to 140 Db of noise

Air Traffic controler: Jet engine causes 110 to 140 Db of noise

Garbage man: garbage truck causes 85 to 100 Db of noise

Costruction worker: Jackhammer causes 85 to 100 Db of noise

Landscaper: Power mower causes 85 to 100 Db of noise

Remember, if it is over 85 db be careful and limit your exposure.  We all know there is loud noise everywhere so just be careful.  When you think you might have a hearing loss, please contact Lansdowne Hearing.

Source:   Medical Daily

 

Lansdowne Hearing is ready to help.
Call 610-259-9441 or signup now for a free trial!