Hearing Loss Prevention for Parents

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Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by prolonged exposure to any loud sounds over 85 dB. Below is a list of common everyday sounds and their corresponding loudness levels.

60 dB

80 dB

90 dB

100 dB

Normal conversations or dishwashers

Alarm clocks

Hair dryers, blenders, and lawnmowers

MP3 players at full volume

110 dB

120dB

130 dB

140 dB

Concerts (any music genre),
car racing and sporting events

Jet planes at take off

Ambulances

Fireworks and custom car stereos at full volume

 

Talk to your kids today about hearing loss prevention!

  • Keep The Volume Down - A good guide is half volume.
  • Limit Listening Time - Give your hearing "quiet breaks."
  • Talk To Your Kids - Discuss and model safe listening habits.

 

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