Hearing Protection

different kinds of hearing protection

When exposed to noise levels exceeding 85 decibels for a continuous eight-hour period, it’s crucial to use hearing protection. While this noise level may not initially seem excessively loud, everyday activities like operating machinery on a construction site or using a lawnmower can reach close to 90 decibels, posing a risk to your hearing health. Therefore, it’s essential to take proactive measures to safeguard your hearing in such situations.

Republic Hearing Care strongly advocates for improved hearing protection, recognizing the significant impact untreated hearing loss can have on overall well-being. Fortunately, there have been significant advancements in hearing protection technology, offering affordable and effective options to preserve your hearing. Additionally, there are specialized types of protection designed for specific needs, ensuring tailored solutions for individuals such as musicians, construction workers, or first responders, without hindering their ability to fulfill their responsibilities effectively.

Don't let loud noises take the gift of hearing from you.

Decibel ratings from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH/CDC).

Sounds Intensities Permissible exposure time
City Traffic, inside the car 85 dB 8 hours
Bulldozer 88 dB 4 hours
Jazz Concert 91 dB 2 hours
Power Mower 94 dB 1 hour
Nightclub 97 dB 30 minutes
Ambulance Siren, inside driver window down 100 dB 15 minutes
Rock Concert, Leaf Blower 115 dB 30 seconds