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Top 10 Noisiest Workplaces

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other CommunicaNoisy Workplacestion Disorders,repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. With that in mind, here is a list of the Top 10 Loudest Jobs:

10. Cleaning Person

85 DB

Tip: Even safe jobs can be dangerous. This is one reason why Connect Hearing encourages free hearing tests.

9. Motorcycle Courier

90 DB

Tip: The helmet may not be enough to protect your ears from injury in a crash, but it's the best chance you've got. So be sure to wear one.

8. Classical Musician

95 DB

Tip: Watch out for that flute.

7. Landscaper / Lawn Mower

105 DB

Tip: Wear noise-dampening headphones.

6. Rock Star

110dB

Tip: It may be cool to hang out at the speakers - but watch out for your ears.

5. Nightclub Worker

115 DB

Tip: If you must work close to speakers, protect your ears with earplugs.

4. Construction, Factory and Farm Worker

105 DB

Tip: An idling bulldozer is loud enough at 85 dB

3. Formula One Driver

135 DB

Tip: Drivers are exposed to punishing sound levels and receiving routine hearing tests is a must to ensuring they stay connected to the sounds they love.

2. Airport Ground Staff

140 DB

Tip:  Aircraft noise is never safe. Workers in that field need to take all precautions to protect their ears.

1.  Soldier in Combat 

183 DB

Tip: Explosions and firefights can range upwards of 183 decibels. In those situations, survival comes first. Following orders is tip No. 1.

Here is a video preview of a Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention Video from the UK.. Stay tuned for our next blogpost that looks at workplace hearing safety:

SOURCES:

- NIDCD
- Worker-health.org

- AcousticalSurfaces.com
- Pocket Lint
- CBS News
- Dangerous Decibels

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