Employers are required to supply their staff with noise dosimeters that will track the amount and level of noise a worker is subjected to. Currently, workers should not be subject to noise levels above 85dB in an 8-hour period.
Workers in particularly loud industries, such as those involving extended use of heavy machinery, may be subject to permanent hearing damage caused by prolonged exposure to noise.
- High noise levels may initially cause dull hearing and ringing in the ears, whilst regular exposure may lead to loss of hearing and other adverse health effects.
- Low noise levels can interfere with activities or concentration and causes similar stress and health effects as high noise levels.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
As we get older, our ability to hear high pitched sounds naturally deteriorates. With exposure to too much noise, however, the ability to high pitched sounds is greatly reduced much faster. It is slow and painless, but completely permanent.
Areas We Serve
AES supplies our complete range of noise dosimeters to all Australian capital cities, including: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra.