Am I at risk of industrial hearing loss in my workplace?

We are a company that excels in industrial silencer design. This is great news for many people because they work in very noisy environments. Such circumstances might not seem that bad at first. Over time however, the loud sounds can lead to serious, sometimes irreparable, damage. To help prevent this, we supply intake silencer models, and various others.

Industrial hearing loss is a huge concern in many workplaces. However, it is something that has not had the attention it really needs. People typically overlook the influence of hearing loss on our quality of life. This is because it is an invisible injury. In truth, any sort of damage can be distressing, affecting our lives in an array of ways.

Knowing the significance of it, it is important to understand where you can experience damage that could lead to hearing loss. To help, we are going to discuss some of the areas that are at high risk of industrial hearing loss. This is not an exhaustive list, but includes some really important examples.

Entertainment and nightlife

For nightclub visitors, the music often reaches levels of 100dB and over. The noise tends to be the highlight of a night out. To the revellers, this may do minimal damage. However, the staff are exposed to the loud music frequently and may have long exposure on each shift. Deafness, acoustic trauma, and tinnitus are all common among bouncers, bar staff, DJs, and more. There are also risks in other loud entertainment venues, such as bowling alleys and arcades.

Farming and agriculture

Some of you may be surprised to hear this. However, workers in these jobs have routine exposure to numerous noise sources. There are wood chippers, cutters, shredders, chainsaws, combine harvesters, and more. Working with or near even one of these for long enough can harm hearing. There is a risk of permanent damage if there is too much exposure or it is over a long period.

Talk to us about intake silencer designs and more

At Ventx, we can provide clients with a suitable silencer if industrial noise and hearing loss is a concern for them. Since these aren’t everyday items, you need the design to be correct. We make certain this is the case by using our acoustic modelling software. With it we can gather data about the facility, equipment, and noise levels. We can then deliver a suitable solution.

So, if you need a suitable intake silencer or something similar, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can produce products for almost any industry.