Wow!! That’s Loud!


Too-Loud-1(reposted from earlier)

Alright.. everyone raise their hands who spent the afternoon with either a chainsaw or string trimmer and felt a little “cloudy” or “muffled” afterwards. Yeah, a lot of us. Put your hands down. Now, how many of us have spent the day on an ATV or motorbike in the backwoods and had that “cloudy” or “muffled” feeling afterwards? OK…. put your hands down. Now how many of us  also enjoy listening to music, not just listen, but REALLY listen to the music? Most of us! Did you know you can be damaging your hearing and also hindering your ability to listen to music in a more critical way? Check out some of these numbers below of how loud it can be!

Now here is how long you can be exposed to those levels before temporary damage or hearing loss can occur. Some of these times are VERY short!

8hrs ……………………| 90dB
6hrs ……………………| 92dB
4hrs ……………………| 95db
3hrs ……………………| 97dB
2hrs ……………………| 100dB
1 1/2hrs ………………| 102dB
1hr………………………| 105dB
30min …………………| 110dB
15 min or less ………| 115dB

These numbers should wake ya up a little bit. Mowing the law for more than 30 min can start to cause hearing damage, which could lead to permanent hearing loss… no, that is not a good excuse to get out of mowing the lawn kids, sorry!

So next time you go to take the ATV out or do some yard work, think about what damage you could be causing to your precious hearing and look into some decent earplugs!

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