Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is preventable.
Noises at or above 85 decibels can cause damage. How loud is too loud?
Here are the average decibel ratings of some familiar sounds:
Normal conversation: 60-70 dBA
Movie theater: 74-104 dBA
Motorcyles and dirt bikes: 80-110 dBA
Music through headphones at maximum volume: 94-110 dBA
Sporting events and concerts: 94-110 dBA
Sirens: 110-129 dBA
Fireworks: 140-160 dBA
Wear earplugs or earmuffs. Protect the ears of children.
Turn it down or move away from it.
Have your hearing tested if you think you might have hearing loss.