Presentation on theme: "How to Save Your Hearing for Later in Life. Introduction Work-related hearing loss continues to be a critical workplace safety and health issue. The National."— Presentation transcript:
How to Save Your Hearing for Later in Life
Introduction Work-related hearing loss continues to be a critical workplace safety and health issue. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the occupational safety and health community named hearing loss one of the 21 priority areas for research in the next century. Retail Association Services, Inc. 2
It is preventable, but… Noise-induced hearing loss is 100 percent preventable but once acquired, hearing loss is permanent and irreversible. Therefore, prevention measures must be taken by employers and workers to ensure the protection of workers' hearing. Retail Association Services, Inc.3
How to Look at Noise Retail Association Services, Inc.4
Types of Hearing Protection Retail Association Services, Inc.5
Here is a great video… Retail Association Services, Inc.6
Yes, there is an app for that… If your cell phone accepts app’s, you can turn it in to a sound meter. For Android – $.99 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kr.aboy.sound For iPhone – $1.50 For Windows - free meter/c68f7156-9c86-480b-a44e-87ba6b5639f1 While not as accurate as a professional meter, it will still give you a quick idea of what the sound levels are. Retail Association Services, Inc.7
Question 1 Hearing loss is caused by: Noise that is consistently over 85 decibels Listening to continuous noise at any level Not wearing hearing protection All of the above All of the above reasons will result in hearing loss over time. 8Retail Association Services, Inc.
Question 2 The best way to reduce hearing loss is by: Stuffing cotton in your ears Just covering your best ear Wearing proper hearing protection for the type of work you are doing Putting your finger in your ear 9Retail Association Services, Inc.
Question 3 Hearing loss is permanent. True False True – at this time there is no medical way to completely restore your hearing. Hearing aids can only assist your ears. 10Retail Association Services, Inc.
Thank you for your time and if you have additional questions please contact Rick Means at Retail Association Services; ext18 11Retail Association Services, Inc.