Hearing damage from noise

Listen for yourself how music sounds when your hearing is damaged. ( )

If your hearing is damaged by noise, your hearing will never be the same again

If you work with noise levels in excess of 80 dB(A), there is a risk of you suffering from chronic hearing impairment. The louder the noise, the greater the risk […]

Facts on ear defenders in general:

Ear defenders should not just damp as much noise as possible. You should always be able to communicate with other people on site and hear if anybody is shouting a […]

Technical arrangements that can help you:

Damp noise – for instance, shut off equipment that is not in use, avoid banging metal on metal. Damp noisy machines – such as by using cabs on contract machinery, […]

You should not rely on the things you hear being correct!

It can be difficult to tell whether noise is too loud for you. A change in noise level of 1 dB(A) is almost imperceptible. A change of 3 dB(A) halves […]

Technical details on ear defenders:

Ear defenders must be worn as soon as there is a risk of a noise load of 80 dB(A) To make sure your hearing is not damaged. You can use […]

Industry guide on noise and vibration:

Industry guide on noise and vibration: This guide provides good advice on precautionary measures against hand and arm vibration.Noise and vibration

Questions on noise prevention

Who is responsible for restricting noise on site?

Questions on noise and communication

Can you imagine situations in which noise may constitute a hazard as it is unable to hear what others are saying to you? How could these hazardous situations be avoided? […]

Questions about buying less noisy tools

Find out whether you can influence the purchase of the least noisy tools and machinery. Find out what size the safety group is and how you can use it to […]

See what you have learned about ear defenders

You have to use your ears your entire life – even when you are not at work. Complete the sheet and see how much you know about safety.

See what you have learned about limiting noise

Complete the sheet and see how much you know about safety.

Hearing damage from noise

Work out your own noise load over a working day ( ) Your hearing may already be damaged. Test your hearing ( or ( )