Noise protection | Main region
What is noise induced hearing loss?
- Short term hearing loss occurs with exposure to loud noise (above 105dBA) over a short duration. The louder the noise and the greater the exposure, the greater the hearing loss. As the hairs in your ear stand back up, hearing is restored
- Permanent hearing loss occurs when the hair in your inner ear is exposed to loud and prolonged noise. With repeated loud and sustained noise, these hairs gradually fail to stand back up. This results in a gradual hearing loss that is hard to notice and not reversible.
- Ringing in the ears. This may come and go or be constant
- Trouble hearing conversational noise, especially the higher frequency voices of children
- Irritability associated with ongoing and distracting noise
- Relationship issues as a result of constantly asking a partner to repeat themselves.
Avoiding hearing loss with ear plugs
- They are single use and disposable after use
- Roll the domed end of the ear plug to a point. Gently pull down on the lobe of your ear and insert the ear plug into the canal of your ear. The plug will expand blocking the ear canal.
How to report a Health & Safety Issue or concern
Freecall Australia: 1800 786 057
Freecall New Zealand: 0800 562 669 (select option 4)
Alternatively, if you prefer you can also report this by speaking to your Hays consultant. Hays will always work to ensure that your safety comes first and so and will take the necessary steps required to safeguard this. All calls are confidential, your identity will not be divulged without your specific prior consent.