According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication 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
Tip: Even safe jobs can be dangerous. This is one reason why Connect Hearing encourages free hearing tests.
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.
Tip: Watch out for that flute.
Tip: Wear noise-dampening headphones.
6. Rock Star
Tip: It may be cool to hang out at the speakers - but watch out for your ears.
Tip: If you must work close to speakers, protect your ears with earplugs.
Tip: An idling bulldozer is loud enough at 85 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.
Tip: Aircraft noise is never safe. Workers in that field need to take all precautions to protect their ears.
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: