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Noise and Hearing Protection
Long term and frequent exposure to loud noise can permanently damage a person’s hearing, possibly resulting in deafness.
Acute short term hearing loss can result from exposure to an instantaneous loud noise e.g. an explosion. This may also have a long-term affect.
Damage from excess noise can occur by:
• failing to recognise hazardous noise;
• not using suitable hearing protection;
• wearing hearing protection incorrectly;
• using faulty or damaged hearing protection; or
• failing to wear hearing protection in designated areas.LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this talk you will know:
• what are the main sources of noise;
• how to recognise noise exposure;
• how to select suitable protection and when to use it; and
• what faults and damage to look for in hearing protection