Custom fit earplugs provide outstanding noise protection for a variety of recreational and occupational environments
At our clinic our professionals will determine the degree of protection that is right for you.
Custom Earplugs are available for:
We offer a range of products designed to protect the hearing of individuals who are exposed to noisy industrial, professional and recreational situations.
Daily exposure to noise directly affects your risk of hearing damage.
Scientists measure daily exposure to noise by combining the noise level and the length of exposure time to a particular noise.
|140 dB||Gunshot, Jet Engine at takeoff (immediate danger to hearing.|
|125 dB||Air Raid Siren, Firecracker (pain threshold)|
|120 dB||Rock Concert, Sandblasting (risk of hearing damage in 7 minutes)|
|115 dB||Baby’s cry, Jet ski|
|110 dB||Snowmobile from Driver’s seat|
|105 dB||Jackhammer, Helicopter (risk of hearing damage in one hour)|
|100 dB||Chain saw, Stereo headphones (risk of hearing damage in 12 hours)|
|95 dB||Motorcycle, Power Saw (risk of hearing damage in 4 hours)|
|90 dB||Lawnmower, Truck Traffic(risk of hearing damage in 8 hours)|
|85 dB||Beginning of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations|
|70 dB||Busy Traffic, Vaccum Cleaner|
|60 dB||Conversation, Dishwasher|
|40 dB||Quiet Room|
dB SPL is a measurement of sound pressure level in decibels.
Noise induced hearing loss cannot only occur by being exposed to 85dB for 8 hours a day, but also occurs quicker as the intensity increases. For example, at 110dB an individual can only be exposed for 30 minutes before suffering damage. (i.e. An air horn, depending on the distance would be at least that loud and potentially ranging upwards to 120dB. Exposure time is now reduced to less then 15 minutes).
One cannot take into account one isolated noise. One has to consider all the noise levels together and each time one is exposed to 85dB, weakens the auditory system and hence the recovery periods vary.
Noise induced hearing loss is a preventable problem; however, employee exposure to potentially harmful noise levels occurs in the workplace everyday.
Regina Hearing Services knows that starting and managing a Hearing Conservation Program can be a real challenge.
Whether you are a large or small company, we can help you . Our expertise can provide you with hearing screening s to establish baseline hearing levels through to providing reporting and recommendations to manage your Industrial Hearing Program into the future.
Our services also include automatic recall, making it easy for you to manage your program and ensure that you remain in compliance with OH&S standards.