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To help people avoid noise-induced hearing loss, 3M has launched a social campaign called the “Hearing Pledge,” which aims to educate people on how to detect and protect them from hazardous noise.
By taking the pledge at http://go.3M.com/ xmg, people can commit to wearing hearing protection when exposed to noise in excess of 85 decibels (dB). Prolonged exposure to sounds louder than 85 dB can damage your ears and lead to permanent hearing loss and other symptoms.
Those who pledge can enter a giveaway, with prizes such as a GoPro video camera.
For many people, constant exposure to excessive noise is part of the job description. A few workplace environments where hazardous noise is common include manufacturing, assembly, farming, military, oil and gas, transportation, entertainment, mining and construction sites. This can lead to permanent hearing loss, as well tinnitus – constant ringing, buzzing or whistling in the ear – and a myriad of other effects like sleep disturbance, hypertension, anxiety and stress.
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