When & how to protect Hearing ?

When is noise harmful?

There are differences in what is perceived as noise because some people are more sensitive to sound than others. You should always react if sounds feel uncomfortable or painful. Your ears are telling you that the sound is causing damage; this is the body’s own warning systems.

Protecting your hearing

Move away from the source of noise if you cannot eliminate the noise.

Use ear plugs

Use earplugs at music festivals, concerts and discotheques, where sound level is often very loud.

Wear hearing protections

Wear hearing protection devices in noisy environments, such as certain workplaces like factories, airports etc.