Does your job put you at risk?
One of the main causes of hearing loss is constantly being around excessively loud noise levels. Being that some professions are unquestionably louder than others, these employees are at a higher risk of hearing loss due to overexposure. In fact, 30 million people are surrounded by dangerously loud noise at work, and occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Professions with dangerous levels of noise are not always obvious, but this list can help clarify if your profession could potentially be threatening to hearing loss:
Taking steps to protect your hearing in any high-risk noise environment is critical for your hearing health. In order to be protected from possible hearing loss, employees must wear work-related hearing safety. If hearing loss is a gradual process, then you no longer have a reference point to understand what healthy hearing is. If you or a family member is working or has worked in a noisy environment, the first step is starting with a hearing test.
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