Industrial deafness is one of the most common occupational hazards these days and is the major concern especially for the people working in the manufacturing sector. While working with machines, repeated exposure to noise can lead to noise induced hearing loss. Noisy environment at work means every day of constant exposure to the unsafe environment for your ears. Wearing a hearing protector is advised by physicians if the sound level exceeds 85 decibels at the workplace.
Apart from the regular kind of noise that is produced during a mechanical operation, there is an impulse noise that is sudden and loud like the ear-splitting sound of a nail-gun firing or an air-compressor when it reaches its apex. These harsh sounds can cause severe hearing impairment or can even startle a worker