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      Protect your hearing

      It's never too early to start looking after your hearing. Noise exposure is one of the biggest causes of permanent hearing damage – and it’s avoidable.

      Listening to any sound at a high volume – more than 85 decibels, or dB(A) – can cause permanent hearing loss, tinnitus or both. This section explains the simple steps you can take to protect your hearing at work, when you listen to music and during noisy activities. There's also information about how to choose hearing protection and looking after your child's hearing.


      It can be hard to tell how loud sounds are. Here’s our guide to understanding how loud is too loud, so you know when to use hearing protection.

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      Loud music can damage your ears before you know it, causing permanent hearing loss and tinnitus – ringing or buzzing in your ears. Make sure you know the risk, so you can look after your ears.

      Hearing protection

      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.

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      Too much loud music can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Follow these simple tips to protect your ears, so you can continue to love music for years to come.

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      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?

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      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.