Industrial noise protection

None of us are aware of the effects of noise on our hearing. But if noise is bad for your hearing it must be bad for your health too.

People are exposed to high levels of sound every day, in factories, offices, homes, bars and clubs. Our bodies absorb that noise, as well as the other noises coming from the external world. Our brains have evolved to deal with such noise (especially when there are others around).

But sometimes our brain can’t stop itself from reacting to those noises even when it knows they are bad for us or even dangerous to ourselves. This is why we hear the story about Signy-Belle being “assaulted” by a DJ at a nightclub in Spain at night – it was a loud club and she had headphones on… which meant she couldn’t hear him!

The good news is you can protect yourself from this risk too. You can make sure that you hear what you need to hear (with no more annoying sounds like sirens or barking dogs), so that you can focus on what matters instead of what you don’t want to listen at all.

The Impact of Hearing Loss in Factory Workers

Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors, but in most cases it is associated with the exposure to noise. Noise comes in many forms, including those caused by machinery, traffic, people and other animals. The problem is that almost all industrial noise is generated from machinery. For these reasons, hearing protection is a must in factory workers’ lives.

The goal of this post is to explain the importance of hearing protection to factory workers and suggest some ways for them to protect their hearing.

To start with, let’s define what “industrial noise” means:

  • Industrial noise may be defined as any extremely loud sound such as blasts from a gun or an explosion, or music played at high volume or level (shouty music). It can also be defined as any very low-frequency sound that can be perceived even when it is at safe levels (e.g., a car passing through the streets).
  • All noises are either low-frequency or high-frequency sounds; therefore any noises above 20 Hertz (Hz) will not come under the definition of industrial noise. While some sounds are very low frequency such as a person talking on the phone, most of these are not at safe levels and thus cannot be heard by human ears.

Hearing loss often starts after repeated exposure to industrial noise which leads to irritation and eventually problems with speech and hearing perception (also known as tinnitus). This is especially common in younger people who have had trouble understanding speech because their brains have not developed enough for them to process what they hear correctly yet (the development process takes about 1 year for the brain structure that processes speech) . The development process especially happens during puberty and young adulthood; however there may also be effects on children since they are still developing their brains; therefore there may still be problems even at later ages despite good schooling and experience supporting your health by avoiding loud environments like noisy factories.

Hearing loss often occurs because of damage caused by high frequency sounds like explosions during manufacturing processes that cause permanent deafness from high sound pressure levels (SPL), which is generally above 58 dB(A) . In addition to SPL levels, workers who work in rooms where there are many powerful machines such as lathes can have a harder time dealing with SPLs than machines that use less powerful motors such as drills etc. The reason for this is due to vibrations created in machine parts caused by vibration motors; machines with more powerful motors usually have better vibration dampers which reduce the

What Causes Hearing Loss

If you have an auditory problem, it’s important to find out what is causing it. This can sometimes be as simple as a hearing test. While there are many causes of hearing loss, they all have one thing in common – they all involve noise. Noise is any sound that is louder than normal background noise.

The following tip comes from the book “The Einstein Factor: Understanding the Hidden Power of Ideas” by Tim Ferriss and is quite interesting – sometimes if the victim of hearing loss believes in a cause, the problem will go away (and may even disappear).

While people ascribe a wide range of causes to problems like tinnitus (ringing in the ears), hyperacusis (too much static), and hearing impairment, some common causes can be associated with each other. Tinnitus and hyperacusis are often caused by exposure to aging noise over long periods of time; therefore, they could also be caused by a traumatic event or earache. Some people with tinnitus or hyperacusis may have other medical conditions; therefore, these conditions must be ruled out before looking for a cause.

One such condition that has been associated with tinnitus is conductive hearing loss or “virtual deafness” – this means that only sounds that are right above your normal hearing threshold are heard. This condition occurs when your cochlea, which is part of your inner ear and also receives signals from your brain, deteriorates over time due to stress or injury. If you suffer from virtual deafness and you live in a loud environment – like noisy bars or nightclubs – then this condition could be responsible for your tinnitus or hyperacusis symptoms since it can damage the quality of sound if it goes on for too long. Therefore, you need to consider whether you have conductive hearing loss before deciding on what might cause them for sure (since conductive deafness does not necessarily mean that there may be some damage to your cochlea).

How to Protect the Ears from Loud Noises

Many people are constantly exposed to noise and as such, their ears get damaged daily.

In order to protect the ears from this noise, you can use earplugs or earmuffs. But how should you choose the correct ones?

Keep in mind that earplugs are not intended to reduce sound completely; they are only meant to protect your ears from hearing loss. Additionally, they should never be used with a headset or other devices that transmit sound, e.g., headphones.

Earmuffs on the other hand are meant to provide protection against external noise and are typically worn over the ears. They tend to be more expensive than earplugs but is a good place to start when looking for a protective hearing device.


We’re about to embark on our second annual Noise Awareness Month. The goal of Noise Awareness Month (NAM) is simple: take a moment and acknowledge the important role sound plays in our lives and in our world. NAM is not a commentary on noise pollution, but rather an opportunity to look at how sound impacts us, what we do to make it better, how we can make it worse, and how we can help ourselves and others.

There are many benefits from learning more about sound and understanding the importance of hearing. In fact, one of the most important things a person can do for themselves is to learn more about their own hearing health.