Working on your lawn this summer? Take care to protect your hearing!
At CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), we are committed to educating all people about noise-induced hearing loss in order to help prevent it. Hearing loss from loud noise is permanent — and most people don’t notice their hearing is damaged until it’s too late.
You can make a difference! We’ve put together a fact sheet to help you spread the word. By sharing these simple messages on social media and beyond, you can help prevent noise-induced hearing loss during this summer and every month!
Share the facts
Use these talking points to communicate with people about noise-related hearing loss:
80 to 100 dB
This level of noise can make you lose some of your hearing, so be sure to wear hearing protection. Store a pair of earmuffs near the mower, so it’s easy to remember to put them on!
Share steps that everyone can take to prevent noise-induced hearing loss:
- Try to avoid loud noises when possible
- Use hearing protection (like earplugs or hearing protection earmuffs) when you must be near loud noises
- Talk to your health care professional if you are worried about your hearing
Learn more about noise-induced hearing loss at https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss
Take Care and Be Well,
NCEH Noise Induced Hearing Loss Team