Hearing Loss Prevention

Protecting Yourself From Noise

The following strategies are recommended to protect you from hazardous noise:


Avoid excessive noise exposure

a. Stay away from noisy pubs, clubs, or recreational activities

b. In noisy workplace conditions, check with your employer for ways to reduce or eliminate noise at the source





Reduce the time of noise exposure

a. Limit your time in very noisy environments

b. Take 10 minute breaks from noise every half hour

c. Where possible, schedule work rotations between noisy and quiet job stations




Reduce the intensity of noise exposure

a. Use ear protection (e.g. earplugs, earmuffs)










b. Turn down the volume