For years, October has been designated National Protect Your Hearing Month. Why? Because hearing isn’t just important — hearing is essential!
Believe it or not, one of the top five most common chronic health conditions in Canada is hearing loss. Loud noise exposure is one of the top causes .
Exposure considered in the “loud” range is classified as any sound 85 decibels and above. Exposure like this can cause hearing loss, although the duration of exposure plays a big part.
Following are 18 common daily sounds that can normally reach and exceed 85 decibels.
Protecting your hearing from loud sounds can prevent hearing loss.
Think exposure to loud noise has affected your hearing? Take our free online hearing test to find out.