So, You want to lose your ears?
So, You want to lose your ears?
HOW YOU CAN DAMAGE
YOUR HEARING?
1
RISK FACTORS AND THE DB SCALE
If someones is
3 feet away from you
and you cannot hear
what they say, that means
the noise level
could be damaging
to your ears!
MUSIC
Concerts, gigs, party,
discos, mp3, iPod
2
INDUSTRIAL
Machines, drills,
lawnmowers
108dB
60dB
WHEN THEY ARE GONE,
THEY ARE GONE
Speech
50dB
Shower
15,000
hair cells
VED
IS
Hunting,
Shooting, Army
DO
UB
LE
Library
70dB
40dB
in each ears.
By listening to
too loud music
or exposed
to loud noises, these cells
are desensitized
and can lead to deafness
CEI
GUNS
dB
90 ne
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Bulldozer
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100dB
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to rn
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Quiet restaurant avg
115dB
PER
104dB
Siren: Police,
Ambulance, Fire
Formula 1
qualifications
OISE
Chainsaw
100-120dB
We have some
Car racing, bike racing,
F1, drag race
FOR EACH 10dB STEP INCREASE, THE FEELING OF N
Helicopter
takeoff
4
MOTOR RACING
3
Motorcycle
Braun
Shaver
75dB
5dB
30dB
Grand Canyon
at night
Television
average
10dB
75dB
98dB
Rice
Krispies
in milk
Haleakala
volcano
Bedroom
at night
Night Clubs
90-105dB
25dB
Rifle, .22 caliber
138dB
SO WHAT
YOU GONNA DO
ABOUT IT ?
There are several ways
to protect ears:
Piano
85dB
Symphony concert
Cheap foam earplugs
90dB
Jet plane
at takeoff
Costs cents, does the job!
Can be used for anything
140dB
Pricier reusable ones
More comfy,
can use and reuse
HEARING LOSS
Music earplugs
1 in 5 US teens
suffers from the same degree
of hearing loss comparable
to the age-related loss
normally found
in adults in their ’50s and ’60s.
164dB
Airbag
170dB
Source: Journal of the
American Medical Association
TINNITUS
Total Us
population:
303.8 M
With special filters
for shooting or motorbikes
Grenade 15m
Tinnitus impacts
up to 50M
Americans
Most commonly caused
by noise exposure, tinnitus
drastically reduces quality
of life for 250 million
people worldwide.
Source: American
Tinnitus Association
TINNITUS, SURE,
BUT WHAT iS IT?
Rocket launch
180dB
CELEBRITIES SUFFERING
FROM HEARING LOSS
Ringing in the ears, or constant buzz.
Basically you suffer from tinnitus
when you hear sounds
that do not exists!
Neil
Young
Sting
Remember last time you went out
partying or to a gig? You went to bed
and your ears were ringing?
Well one morning, you'll wake up,
and it will still be there!
Bono,
U2
Thom
Yorke,
Radiohead
Phil
Collins
Sylvester
Stallone
Custom
earplugs
Earmuffs
from $3 to $600!
From most basic ones
to Bluetooth ones
You can now even plug in
your iPod or listen
to the radio
through your earmuffs
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