How loud is too loud?
Exposure to noise is a known cause of 1/3 of the cases of hearing loss.
Damage to hearing from noise is cumulative. The louder the sound, the less time you can safely listen to it. Just because a sound isn’t annoying doesn’t make it safe. Many daily activities won’t harm your hearing, but some can start to cause damage after only a short time.
Check out our noise simulator to see how loud is too loud and whether Happy Ears earplugs could help you enjoy the things you love for longer.
Happy Ears earplugs provide average noise reduction of around 25dB across all frequencies.
Find out from the noise simulator.
Decibels (dB) are used to measure sound level.
A small increase in decibels dramatically increases sound pressure.
For example, an 80 dB sound has ten times more sound pressure than a 70 dB sound and 100 times more pressure than a 60 dB sound.
- Consider ear protection
- Dangerous over 30 minutes. Avoid 120dB+ altogether.