Noise Protection & Swim Plugs
There are times when we all need to protect our ears and hearing, these include:
Long exposure to loud noises, such as attending a concert with no ear protection, can damage the delicate structures within the ear. This can cause a ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus.
Noise levels at fireworks displays can be louder than at a rock concert and can damage hearing.
can cause a condition called surfer's ear, whereby exposure to wind and cold water causes abnormal bone growth in the ear canal. If you frequently experience ear infections, you could be at greater risk of hearing loss.
For DIY enthusiasts, noise levels from the prolonged use of power tools during home maintenance or vehicle repairs can cause hearing damage.
Music can be loud, regardless of genre, and musicians’ valuable ears are in the direct line of fire. In fact, as a musician, you are nearly four times more likely to develop noise-induced hearing loss or tinnitus.
Exposure to noise greater than 140 dB can permanently damage hearing. Almost all firearms create noise that is over this level. People who do not wear hearing protection while shooting can suffer a severe hearing loss with as little as one shot, if the conditions are right.
A partner who snores. This is one of life’s greatest irritations and can lead to many problems. For example, it is one of the main reasons why couples sleep apart. This is because while your beloved is slumbering peacefully at four in the morning, you are wide awake.
Motor racing is an exciting, high adrenaline sport, but it also involves extremely high levels of noise. In modern motor racing cars, the ambient noise level is similar to that of a jet engine, making it essential to have highly effective ear protection to minimise potential hearing problems.
Working regularly or for prolonged periods in an environment that is excessively noisy can cause noise-induced hearing loss and other conditions affecting the ear e.g. tinnitus (whistling/buzzing/ringing in the ears)