The Easy Guide to Protecting Your Hearing
Each year in Australia thousands of workers are diagnosed as having noise induced hearing loss.
Exposure to excessive noise can also result in tinnitus or ringing in the ears, stress, fatigue and irritability.
Excessive noise can destroy the delicate nerve cells in the inner ear that transmit sound messages to the brain. When the nerve cells are damaged they are replaced by scar tissue which does not respond to sound.
After completing this training program, your workers will be able to:
- Recognise that there is often no physical sign or sensation of pain in the ear to show that damage is occurring
- Utilise a simple method to check if noise levels are excessive in their work area
- Identify some simple steps on applying noise protection
The Easy Guide to Protecting Your Hearing is available as a 4 minute short, succinct and effective video only or within a comprehensive online, self-paced e-Learning module (SCORM compliant).