Hearing protection

We can fit custom-made hearing protection for a range of situations

Any sound that is loud enough and lasts long enough can damage hearing and lead to hearing loss.

Fortunately, noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented by doing these three things:

  1. Know what sounds are too loud (anything above 85 dB)
  2. Either avoid loud sounds or limit your exposure or proximity to them
  3. Wear hearing protection when you can’t avoid or move a safe distance from loud noises

 

How loud is too loud?

A sound's loudness is measured in decibels (dB). Normal conversation is about 55dB, a vacuum cleaner is about 70dB, and a live band is around 130dB.

Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. This is the level at which employers must provide hearing protection.

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 

Protection against hearing damage is essential if you're exposed to loud sounds as a result of occupational or recreational activity. Arlington Laboratories is Mary Hare's own earmould manufacturing facility with extensive experience in making earmoulds of all sizes - from newborns to adults. At Mary Hare Hearing Centre we can take impressions of your ears and have customised hearing protection made specifically for you.

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

 

Book your hearing protection appointment

If you'd like to talk to us about custom-fit hearing protection call us on 01635 523 343 or email us at newburycentre@maryhare.org.uk

 

Further information 

 

 
 
 

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