Is Workplace Noise Something To Worry About?

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Most workers do not think about hearing loss as a work place injury because it develops gradually over time. However, hearing loss can have devastating effects on the victim. A sign of the onset of hearing loss is an inability to understand conversations taking place only a few feet away. As the threshold of audibility lowers, the victim will no longer be able to understand words spoken directly to him. Eventually, he or she will lose hearing entirely.

Hearing loss compounds the likelihood of workplace accidents because it will be harder for the worker to accurately follow safety instructions. If you work in a loud environment, be sure to bring ear plugs or wear shooting range headphones. Hearing loss is permanent, so take precautions whenever possible.

Sponsored by Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC of Columbus, OH

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