Safe Listening

HOW LOUD IS TOO LOUD? PROTECT THEIR HEARING!

Researchers who study hearing loss in the workplace have found that a person who is exposed to noise levels above 85 decibels for a prolonged period of time is at risk for hearing loss. Many devices that children use today have noise levels much higher than 85 decibels.

For example, an MP3 player at maximum level is roughly on 105 decibels. That’s 100 times more intense than 85 decibels! Scientists recommend no more than 15 minutes of unprotected exposure to sounds that are 100 decibels. In addition, regular exposure to sounds at 110 decibels for more than one minute risks permanent hearing loss.

IT’S A NOISY PLANET, PROTECT THEIR HEARING | NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH USA.