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Hearing protection, why is it so important?


Sensory hearing loss is permanent!

Your ears are composed of very delicate structures. Whenever a sound is produced, air is set into motion as sound waves.

Sound is collected in the outer ear and funneled to the ear drum.

When sound waves hit the eardrum, it vibrates and sends sound to the middle ear.

The middle ear amplifies the vibrations and sends them to the inner ear. The vibrations stimulate hair cells in the inner ear and create an electrical impulse.

Sensory hearing loss cannot be corrected medically or surgically. It is permanent!

Follow the manufactures instructions to properly wear your hearing protection to ensure you are not putting yourself at risk.

Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Noise-related hearing loss has been listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the United States for more than 25 years. Thousands of workers every year suffer from preventable hearing loss due to high workplace noise levels.

Protect yourself because the damage is permanent!