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Avoid These Threatening Sounds

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss can happen when you listen to loud noises frequently without protection. A few factors that put you at risk for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) are how close you are to a noise, how long you hear it, and of course how loud it is. If you want to protect yourself from hearing loss it is best to try and avoid these sounds and always wear earplugs or earmuffs when participating in the following activities.They are ranked in decibels from highest to lowest.


-150 dBP = fireworks at 3 feet, firecracker, shotgun

-140 dBP = firearms

-130 dBA = jackhammer

-120 dBA = jet plane takeoff, siren, pneumatic drill

-112 dBA = maximum output of some MP3 players, rock concert, chainsaw

-106 dBA = gas leaf blower, snow blower

-100 dBA = tractor, listening with earphones

-94 dBA = hair dryer, kitchen blender, food processor

-91 dBA = subway, passing motorcycle, gas mower


The following are safe noise levels:


-70 dBA = group conversation, vacuum cleaner, alarm clock

-60 dBA = typical conversation, dishwasher, clothes dryer

-50 dBA = moderate rainfall

-40 dBA = quiet room


Information provided by the ASHA:

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