Prevention of hearing loss
Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. But in contrast to age-related hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss is easily preventable by taking precautionary measures.
A volume of over 130 dB can very quickly cause irreversible damage to the hair cells in your cochlea. Even a single gunshot, whilst hunting for example, can cause permanent hearing loss. For this specific case the Siemens hearing aid and ear protection SecureEar™ is appropriate.
Even prolonged exposure to low levels of noise from 80 to 90 dB can lead to permanent hearing loss. If you are exposed to very loud sound levels at work, it is strongly advisable to use ear protection.