Protect yourself from hearing hazards in your home

Noises in your home could be damaging your hearing without you even realising it!

Posted Sunday May 17, 2020

Note these safe decibel ranges for household appliances:

  • Vacuum cleaner: 60-85 dB
  • Hair dryer: 60-95 dB
  • Blender: 80-90 dB
  • Washing machine: 50-75 dB
  • Television audio: 70 dB
  • Doorbell and telephone ring: 80 dB
  • Garbage disposal: 70-95 dB

Try not to purchase something that is higher than these ranges. Make sure to also wear ear protection when you are using a leaf blower in the garden or other loud appliances for a long period of time.

A good rule of thumb is that if the volume or noise is too loud for you to carry on a conversation with someone standing beside you, it is not safe for your ears. This goes for movies, television, instruments, stereos and appliances in the home.

Give us a call, 0800 547 836 to learn how you can protect your ears!


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