Ear Plugs, Ear Defenders and Ear Filters
On April 6th this 2008 the allowable decibels were further reduced – make sure you know the rules. For legal definitions check out the UK Government’s Health and Safety website. www.hse.gov.uk/noise
Looking after your hearing is something we all need to do better; noise pollution is increasing all the time. We over expose ourselves in many elements of our life. In reality it is impossible (and unhealthy) to avoid activities because of the effect of loud noises. Why should we? People love their favourite band playing live, the buzz of listening to fast cars, loud music, your favourite movie and more. Life is about balance in every way. However look after your ears – you will only ever get two of them!
If you are employed in a noisy environment where the sound output is 85dB(A) your employer is legally obliged to offer you hearing protection in the form of earplugs or ear defenders. If the noise output is 90 dB(A)or higher it is compulsory for your employer to not only offer you effective hearing protection but to ensure that it is worn.
If you are going into a noisy environment in your own time such as a pub, club or sporting venue where currently the law doesn’t legislate, it’s up to you to protect yourself.
If you’re a clubber there are things you can do:
If you’re a musician in a band playing regularly you should protect your hearing, bear in mind that hearing damage is a consequence of time as well as volume so you should wear hearing protection even during rehersals when you might not think you need it.
When should I wear ear plugs?
Being exposed to noise can also cause fatigue and irritability
Custom Moulded Ear Filters
Manufactured from soft durable silicon; comfort, protection and the ability to hear without distortion make the Elacin ER range the ultimate in hearing protection. The concept of any custom made item is its individuality and uniqueness to its user. The ER9/15/25 range is no exception and user acceptance is very high.
ER20 Elacin standard fit Audio Armour
The ER-20 was developed for musicians so they could safely protect their hearing without compromising their performance. Now you can enjoy these benefits too – whether you’re clubbing, mowing the lawn, using power tools or just want to shut out noisy neighbors, ER20’s will help you avoid the irreversible long term effects of hearing loss.
The iPod generation: protection is here
We’ve pretty much all got an MP3 player now and most of us frequently listen at a higher than recommended volume to combat outside noises – the tube, the train, the traffic.
Audio relief sell a range of Ear phones that offer a superior listening experience and allow you to listen at a lower and safer volume. By using custom moulded or adaptable moulds you take the sound closer to the ear drum and create a seal from the outside.