Most shooters, hunters, and people who work in noisy environments know that loud sounds can cause damage to your ears in a number of ways, but not everyone understands how loud is too loud.
When we are exposed to loud sounds, the sensitive hair cells inside our ears may become damaged. This can lead to temporary or permanent hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and other hearing-related problems. Over time, repeated exposure to loud sounds can cause cumulative damage that results in permanent hearing loss.
Firearms, particularly high-powered rifles, can produce sounds up to 175 decibels (dB), which is well above the safe exposure limit of 85 dB. Industrial equipment, such as jackhammers and chainsaws, can produce sounds up to 120 dB. Military equipment, such as tanks and aircraft, can produce sounds up to 150 dB or higher.
Decibels (dB) is a logarithmic unit of measurement that is used to express the intensity of sound or the magnitude of an electrical signal. A logarithmic scale means that the values on it increase exponentially, rather than linearly.
For example, the difference between 10 dB and 20 dB is not the same as the difference between 20 dB and 30 dB. In fact, the difference between 10 dB and 20 dB is ten times the amount of sound pressure, and the difference between 20 dB and 30 dB is ten times that amount again. This means that a sound that measures 80 dB is ten times louder than one that measures 70 dB, and 100 times louder than one that measures 60 dB.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) limit for impulsive or impact noise is 140 dB peak sound pressure level, independent of the duration of the noise impulse. The permissible exposure limit (PEL) for noise is 90 decibels, A-scale (dBA), as an 8-hour time-weighted average. Bottom line, if you shoot a lot or work around loud equipment, you need to protect your hearing.
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Sordin Supreme hearing protection is made in Sweden from high-quality materials that contribute to its overall durability and comfort. The headband is adjustable and padded for added comfort, while the ear cups are made from a soft foam material (gel material for the Pro-X LED) that fits snugly over the ears without causing discomfort. Additionally, the HEAR2 technology provides superior sound amplification and noise cancellation capabilities compared to other hearing protection technologies on the market. Most importantly, the new Sordin hearing protection boasts Single Noise Rating of 31dB attenuation (Sordin Supreme Pro-X SFA). The Pro-X LED and neckband models have a SNR of 26dB.
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