Ear & Hearing Protection for DIY Enthusiast using Power Tools

When you have a job to do such as putting up shelving, laying laminate flooring or sanding down wood for a table, thinking about looking after your ears can be the last thing on your mind until you are suddenly reminded by the loud sound of your power tools.

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss

 

 

Constant exposure to the loudness level of motorcycling causes damage to the inner ear hair cells especially those responsible for high frequency hearing. Noise induced hearing loss is permanent and measures should be made to reduce the occurance of it. It is also noted that with noise induced hearing loss can result in tinnitus. Click here to find out what it is like to have noise induced hearing loss http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/demonstration.htm

 

Tips for keeping healthy ears while using power tools?

  • Know the loudness of the tools you are using
  • Make sure the ear deferender level covers the right decibel range for the tools you are using. 
  • Keep others especially children away from where you a using the power tools if they are wearing no ear protection
  • Look at getting quieter power tools (see below for some suggestions)

Quick Tips

To hear with a hearing aid on the phone, hold the telephone near the hearing aid microphone, if you have a behind the ear hearing aid this will be behind your ear.