Hearing is one of the five senses but one we can so easily take for granted. Our world is surrounded with sound. Our ears help us make sense of this sound and communicate with those around us, yet so often we place ourselves in situations where we can cause lasting damage to that which we so greatly rely on; our hearing!
Each day we are subjected to countless noises which can cause hearing damage. Sound is measured in decibels (dB). The general rule is that exposure to volumes greater than 85db can damage your hearing and so anyone exposed to sounds beyond 85db should invariably wear hearing protection. So, for instance, cutting the grass, working in an industrial site, working in factories, attending a rock concert, all exceed the acceptable volume and require some form of hearing protection to prevent any damage to hearing. After all, the more we expose our ears to overly excessive loud noises the more damage we do.