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  1. 1.  Noise-Induced Hearing Loss By: Michele Frye, Bree Cumbers, Dana Brown, and Caiti EngerPicture found at: www.audiology.org
  2. 2. What can cause noise-induced hearing loss? Daily Activities  Mowing the lawn  Working with power tools  Attending concerts  Listening to iPod with ear buds  Shooting at the fire range  Snowmobile riding  Sitting in traffic
  3. 3. What can cause noise-induced hearing loss? Occupations  Factory workers  Farmers  Paramedics  Musicians  Military personnel  Construction workers  Beautician  Continuous exposure to hair dryers Occupational hearing loss, due to noise exposure, is the most common work-related injury in the U.S. www.cdc.gov
  4. 4. PreventionNoise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is 100% preventable and can occur at any age. www.nidcd.nih.gov
  5. 5. How to protect your hearing?Know what noises can cause damage  Noises at or above 85 decibels (dB) Follow the rule: Noise is dangerous if you have to shout to heard, the noise causes your ears to ring, and/or the noise is painful to your ears www.audiology.org
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  7. 7. How to protect your hearing? Wear hearing protection such as ear muffs or ear plugsFollow the rule: Wear hearing protectionwith noises that are “too loud” and “too close” or that last “too long” www.nidcd.nih.gov
  8. 8. How to protect your hearing? TURN IT DOWN! iPods, televisions, and car stereos Follow the rule: When listening to music with ear buds, if the person next to you can hear the music, TURN IT DOWN! www.audiology.org
  9. 9. How to protect your hearing? Walk Away The easiest way to prevent NIHL is to simply avoid loud noises.Follow the rule: Reduce exposure to noise by moving back 10 to 15 feet from the noise source OR limit exposure time www.audiology.org
  10. 10. Resources For more information on noise-induced hearing loss visit and workplace safety:  www.cdc.gov/noish/topics/noise/  www.howsyourhearing.org If you are experiencing any signs of hearing loss visit:  www.audiology.org to find an audiologist in your area.

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