Who should wear hearing Protection?
Exposure to harmful noise can happen at any age. People of all ages, including children, teens, young adults, and older people, can develop NIHL. Based on a 2011-2012 CDC study involving hearing tests and interviews with participants, at least 10 million adults in the U.S. under age 70 and perhaps as many as 40 million adults have features of their hearing test that suggest a hearing loss in one or both ears from exposure to loud noise. Researchers have also estimated that as many as 17% of teens (ages 12 to 19) have features of their hearing test suggestive of NIHL in one or both ears.
Average Decibel Levels of Everyday Sounds
The humming of a refrigerator 45 decibels
Normal conversation 60 decibels
Noise from heavy city traffic 85 decibels
Motorcyles 95 decibels
An MP3 player at maximum volume 105 decibels
Sirens 120 decibels
Firecrackers and firearms 150 decibels
Nyce Hearing Center
42 63rd St, Willowbrook, Illinois 60527
Monday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
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