If you love listening to music you may often listen to it on the go whether it’s through your phone, mp3 player or tablet. However, can you damage your ears by having earphones in for too long?
What level of sound causes damage to your ears?
The minimum level that your ears and hearing can become damaged over time is 85db. This level is the equivalent to an idling bulldozer or a noisy cafeteria. This means that prolonged exposure to sounds associated to your job could lead to a work injury and loss of hearing.
Can you damage your ears by having earphones in for too long?
If you are wearing earphones or ear buds these are much more likely to cause damage or hearing loss. The reason for this is that as the speakers are closer to your inner ear, so the sound is amplified causing more severe damage. Whether you wear them casually or have earphones in for too long at work, you could still damage your ears.
How to prevent damaging your ears?
If you are in an area where you cannot play your music out of a stereo, the best thing to use to prevent hearing loss are the ear muff style headphones. These muffle the sound and reduce the risk of hearing loss as they are not directly in your ear canal..
If you have experienced hearing loss from a work injury or any other way that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as work injury claims. With over 15 years’ worth of experience, our team of highly skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. You may be relieved to learn that most of our clients are able to settle their claim without having to step foot in a court room.
To find out more about making a work injury claim call one of our friendly advisors on our 24-hour free phone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown