It is important that you protect your hearing from hearing damage from a young age. This could be protection against machine noise, against noisy vehicles and against gunshots, for example if you are a hunter. You can effectively protect your hearing with hearing protection, but the type is by no means irrelevant. Therefore, we have provided you with the noise levels and different types of hearing protection below.
Sound is measured in decibels (dB). In order to clarify the noise levels for different types of noise, we provide some examples below.
|100 dB||Drill, chainsaw, and similar|
|80 dB||Industrial noise, busy street|
|70 dB||Truck, bus|
|60 dB||Ordinary speech|
|10 dB||Rustling leaves|
Persistent noise over 75-80 dB can cause hearing damage. Persistent noise of 85 dB can cause severe hearing damage. Persistent 90 dB noise can cause 3 times as severe hearing damage as 85 dB noise. Short-term, loud noise (in the form of blows close to the ear) of 130-140 dB can cause hearing damage.
You can effectively protect your hearing with different types of hearing protection. Broadly speaking, hearing protection can be described as passive hearing protection when no sound from the outside can penetrate. While active hearing protection is that which automatically blocks harmful noises at the same time as allowing speech to be heard.
The SNR value is stated under the individual earmuff and earplug models at Cheap-workwear.com. This refers to the attenuation level provided by the earmuff for general noise.
|At a noise level of||104 dB|
|Minus the hearing protection attenuation (SNR)||– 26 dB|
|The noise to which the ear is actually exposed comes to||= 78 dB|
So a hearing protector with a SNR value of 24 - 29 appropriately reduces the noise in this example. In short, choose a hearing protector that reduces the noise to below 80 dB.
Here at Cheap-workwear.com we sell, among other things, Peltor hearing protection, Portwest, Hellberg, and 3M earplugs. If you want to see the selection and perhaps make an order, you can find the different types here:
If you are still unsure which type to choose, feel free to contact our customer services at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tel. Tel. +45 9674 2030.
They can help you find suitable hearing protection and answer any questions you have about hearing protection.
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