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Hearing protection

iStock 85581445 Crop smallProtection against hearing damage is essential if you're exposed to loud noise as a result of occupational or recreational activity. 

How loud is too loud?

Any sound that's loud enough and lasts long enough can damage hearing and lead to hearing loss. A sound's loudness is measured in decibels (dB). Normal conversation is about 60dB, Noise Regulations start at 85dB, a lawn mower is about 90dB, a loud rock concert is about 120dB and a jet engine at take off is around 140dB. See our noise level guide for more examples.

Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85dB cause hearing loss. Around the world 30-50 million people are exposed to dangerous noise levels every day. But the effects of noise are often underestimated because the damage can take place gradually over time.

Customised hearing protection

We offer a wide range of specialised hearing protection products for use in a variety of situations:

Find out more

For more information see our downloads section, call our customer service team on 01635 569346 or email us at info@arlingtonlabs.co.uk 

Anyone who engages in high risk noise exposures should have their hearing evaluated at least once a year, to see if there's been any change in hearing ability. To book your free initial assessment with the experts at Mary Hare Hearing Centre call 01635 523 343 or email newburycentre@maryhare.org.uk.