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Occupations that Require Ear Protection

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Our ears can suffer irreversible damage if we don’t take great care of them. One of the most common forms of damage that we experience on a regular basis is exposure to loud noises. It doesn’t take much until our ears experience noises at a level that could severely harm our hearing, and it’s a good idea to consider hearing protection.

Your audiologist will be able to recommend you a type of hearing protection that suits your needs. However, you should keep in mind that it can depend on your occupation or your lifestyle choices. So in this article, we’re going to talk about a couple of occupations that rely on ear protection.

Construction work

Construction work will regularly expose you to loud noises such as any machines or power tools that you’re asked to use. This is a very noisy profession and you’ll likely need to wear hearing protection for extended periods.

Motorcycle work

If you ever have to ride a motorcycle then you’re going to be exposed to ear-damaging sounds on a regular basis. This can severely increase the risk of you suffering hearing difficulties in the future and it’s a good idea to wear hearing protection. Luckily, there are many forms of hearing protection available for motorcycle riders, and some of them can even be used together with your helmet.

Live concerts

If you’re part of a live concert team such as the sound team, the production team or even as a member of security, then it’s a good idea to wear some form of hearing protection to shield your ears from the loud music that will be played. If you’re playing in a band, then you’ll often have earphones in that will also act as a shield to protect your ears from loud noises.

Nightclub staff

Whether you’re a bartender, security guard or dancer, working in a nightclub will expose you to very loud music. Much like live concerts, nightclubs are loud places and it’s recommended that you wear hearing protection to shield your ears.

Airport staff

If you’re part of the ground team, such as working to load and unload luggage or as an engineer working on planes, then it’s incredibly important that you wear ear protection. The loud sounds of planes going past and starting up their engines will be incredibly loud and damage your hearing.

Driving public transport

Whether you’re driving a plane, a bus or even a train, you should be wearing ear protection to shield your ears from loud noises. Make sure that you’re still able to hear your surroundings if you’re in an environment that forces you to listen around you.

As you can see, there are many loud professions that require you to wear ear protection. Luckily, you can simply speak to your audiologist and ask them about suitable ear protection for your needs and they’ll even help you with custom ear protection that will help to preserve your hearing.