Noise at Work. Awareness of Noise and Hearing Protection in the University of Sheffield. Scope of the Problem. In the UK there are over 170,000 people with significant work-related hearing damage 14,200 are serious enough affected to receive disablement benefit. Noise is an ancient problem!.
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Awareness of Noise and Hearing Protection in the
University of Sheffield
Depends mainly on:
Can be work exposure, social exposure or both
Infra- Normal Ultra-
Sound Sound Sound
170 dB Jet airliner
120 dB Riveting hammer
110 dB Shouting loudly
70 dB Street sounds
38 dB Quiet bedroom
This is a logarithmic scale – an increase of 1dB means about 30% more noise
Your employer must:
Protect your hearing in a social context too eg: