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 Normal conversation: 60 dB 

Busy street: 75-85 dB

Lawn mower: 90 dB

Chainsaw: 100-120 dB

Heavy lorry seven metres away: 100 dB

Loud music on smartphone: 112 dB

Loud car horn: 110 dB

Rock concert: 120 dB

Ambulance siren: 120 dB

Jet engine: 140 dB

How to prevent hearing loss

 Hearing is easy to take for granted, yet it is one of our most valuable senses. Our ears constantly supply us with the vital information we need to communicate with each other, experience emotions and recall memories. So see what you can do to take good care of your ears.

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The louder the noise and the longer you are exposed to it, the bigger the risk of hearing damage. Protect your ears with earplugs, ear cup headphones or other kinds of ear defenders, and get away from the noise as quickly or as often as you can.

Today, people of all ages use earphones more and more, whether they are communicating at work, listening to music, or learning about new things. A smartphone with earphones is very convenient, but carries the risk of hearing loss if the sound is too loud. Fortunately, most smartphones have an indicator that warns you when this is happening, so it's important to pay attention to this.

Protect your ears 

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    Environments where you have to shout to make yourself heard over background noise

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Did you know?

Sound is measured in decibels (dB). The higher the number, the louder the noise. According to most hearing care professionals, being exposed to more than 85 dB for hours every day can damage your hearing. But what does 85 dB feel like, and when is loud too loud? Here are some typical noise levels.


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