Presentation on theme: "How to Save Your Hearing for Later in Life"— Presentation transcript:
1How to Save Your Hearing for Later in Life Can You Hear Me Now?How to Save Your Hearing for Later in Life
2Retail Association Services, Inc. IntroductionWork-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.
3Retail Association Services, Inc. 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.
4Retail Association Services, Inc. How to Look at NoiseRetail Association Services, Inc.
5Types of Hearing Protection Retail Association Services, Inc.
6Retail Association Services, Inc. Here is a great video…Lend me your ears 17 minRetail Association Services, Inc.
7Yes, 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 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.
8Retail Association Services, Inc. Question 1Hearing loss is caused by:Noise that is consistently over 85 decibelsListening to continuous noise at any levelNot wearing hearing protectionAll of the aboveAll of the above reasons will result in hearing loss over time.Retail Association Services, Inc.
9Question 2 The best way to reduce hearing loss is by: Stuffing cotton in your earsJust covering your best earWearing proper hearing protection for the type of work you are doingPutting your finger in your earRetail Association Services, Inc.
10Question 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.Retail Association Services, Inc.
11Retail Association Services, Inc. Thank you for your time and if you have additional questions please contact Rick Means at Retail Association Services; ext18Any questions? Thank you for coming today!Retail Association Services, Inc.