Hearing protection - caring for a vital asset
Avoiding permanent damage from noise exposure
Exposure to loud noises and listening to anything at a high volume can permanently damage your hearing over time. Risks to your hearing are everywhere in the modern world. It's not just very loud, one-off noises, either. Anything over 80 decibels (about as loud as someone shouting) can cause permanent damage if you are exposed to it for long enough. An MP3 player on full volume generates abut 100db - enough to damage your hearing in 15 minutes. Noisy working environments, live music gigs, shooting and auto sports all present particular hazards.