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Aug 03 2017

Yard work: a source on noise we often don’t think about

It’s midsummer, and for many of you that means time spent out in the yard. But, did you know that some noise from yardwork can be just as damaging to your hearing as industrial noise or noise associated with loud music?

That’s right. We may not think about it, but much of the equipment we use in the yard can be very noisy. Lawnmowers, leaf blowers, whipper snippers, chainsaws and other power tools can reach levels that harm hearing. As a general rule we should always be using hearing protection when using power equipment and tools. After all, popping a pair of earplugs in is much easier than dealing with a lifetime of hearing loss and tinnitus.

For information on custom hearing protection feel free to contact Accurate Hearing at one of our two locations:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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