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DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, see: http://bit.ly/1d1A4YE

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