May is Better Hearing Month and Safex is recognizing this observance by sharing information about noise-induced hearing loss.
Our very own, Dianne Grote Adams will be on the Joel Riley Morning Show in 610 WTVN on Wednesday, May 23, at 8:25 a.m. to talk about hearing protection at home and work.
Additionally, Grote Adams and Safex industrial hygienists Emily Milford and Beth Angus will appear on Good Day Columbus on WTTE Fox 28 on Friday, May 25, at 9:45 a.m. to discuss ways for individuals to protect their hearing when using lawn mowers and other yard equipment. View the video clip here.
Noise-induced hearing loss affects nearly 40 million American adults (source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)). Harmful sound exposure can come from work or recreational activities. For instance, a lawnmower and a blender are 90 dB, a jackhammer is 130 dB and fireworks are 140 dB (source: the American Academy of Audiology). It’s important to wear hearing protection for sounds over 85 dB because once damage occurs to the hair cells in the inner ear they cannot grow back.
If you need help preventing occupational noise-induced hearing loss, Safex’s team of industrial hygienists are at the ready to assist with your hearing conversation program, annual training, sound level meter measurement and personal exposure monitoring. Ask for a proposal below.