Know Your Hearing

Know Your Hearing Loss

Know Your Hearing Loss – Human ear can withstand any sound between 60-80dB. If subjected to consistent hearing of sound above 80dB, there could be a risk of some level of hearing loss. It is important for every individual to understand the sound levels that human ear can withstand, by knowing the intensity of the sound that they hear day to day. The following are the sound intensities of what everyone hear daily. Know Your Hearing Loss – Hearing loss, and the causes for it vary from person to person. The majority of people with hearing loss rely on hearing aids to improve their hearing. About 70% of hearing aid wearers have hearing loss in the mild to moderate range.

Normal conversation

Normal-conversation

60-65 dB

Hand drill

Hand-drill

98 dB

MP3 player

MP3 player

112 dB

A busy street

A-busy-street

75-85 dB

Heavy Motor Vehicle

Heavy-lorry-about-seven-metres-away

95-100 dB

Chainsaw

Chainsaw

115-120 dB

Traffic

Traffic

60-65 dB

Motorbikes

Motorbikes

100 dB

Ambulance siren

ambulance-siren

120 dB

Forklift truck

Forklift-truck

90 dB

Nightclub

nightclub

110 dB

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