Now that Spring is upon us, the lawn care tools are out in force. Please remember to wear ear protection faithfully when using the lawn mower. Your ears do not get renewed each season the way the greenery does!
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The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don't even suspect they've experienced a loss. A leaf blower operates at 90 decibels, and can cause hearing damage after two hours of exposure. A live sporting event generates 100 decibels of noise, and damages hearing after 14 minutes of exposure. A rock concert generates 110 decibels, damaging hearing within two minutes. A siren produces 120 decibels of noise, damaging hearing within one minute. About 53 percent of adults with noise-induced hearing damage reported no exposure to loud sounds while on the job, according to the study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2/7/17).
When announcers and scoreboards at football stadiums say "MAKE SOME NOISE!" be careful. Stadiums have become so loud that hearing may be damaged in as little as fifteen minutes. Efforts to rev up fan excitement have included enhanced sound effects and loud music at some arenas. Be careful. Use disposable ear plugs when needed and protect yourself!