Your risk of hearing damage from loud noise depends on two things: how loud the sound is and how long you’re exposed to it for.
Loud music can damage your ears before you know it, causing permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Make sure you know the risk and look after your ears.
If you're exposed to unavoidable noise at work or home you may be wondering what hearing protection will help reduce the sound reaching your ears while feeling comfortable and easy to use.
Have you ever come out of a gig and realised your ears are ringing? Or found everything sounds a bit dull after you've been listening to music on your smartphone or other device? You could be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss or permanent tinnitus.
Did you know that if you are in a noisy job your employer is obliged to take steps to protect your hearing, including making sure that you have hearing protection?
Have you ever noticed your small child crying when they are around loud noise? If so it could be because their ears are more sensitive to certain high-pitched sounds than ours.