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How Loud Noises Affect Your Hearing

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Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a common problem in the UK, with over 2,000 NIHL claims in the last 11 years

This new infographic from PF Events take a visual look at NIHL, examining the causes, treatments and preventions of the problem, as well as giving us an interesting look at some of the loudest noises on earth, which is topped by the Tunguska Meteor at an incredible 310db. To put that into perspective, a gunshot comes in at around 160db, and a one-ton bomb registers 210db.

So if your vocation means regular exposure to loud noises (I’m thinking construction workers and those involved in the music industry in particular), it might be time to consider some effective protection for your ears!

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John Pring

John Pring is the Managing Editor of Visual Broadcast and an experienced data visualisation and infographic specialist. His main interests include literature, football, art & design, infographics and visual storytelling, and you can find him on Twitter @designbysoap

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