Prevention, as they say, is better than cure.
Here are some preventative steps you can take to lessen the chances of permanent damage.
- Check the manufacturer specifications and choose a model with a lower noise rating.
- Choose well-fitted hearing protection to keep industrial noise below harmful levels.
- Choose hearing protection that’s comfortable to wear for long periods — this goes for earmuffs or earplugs, disposable or reusable
Remember: 85 decibels is considered the safe noise threshold. If the sound of your tools is loud enough to require raising your voice to be heard, appropriate hearing protection should be worn.