Protect Your Hearing: Tinnitus Awareness in Construction

As we mark Tinnitus Awareness Week, it’s time to turn up the volume on the importance of health and safety practices in construction – particularly when it comes to protecting our ears. At Nevada Construction, we are dedicated to the wellbeing of our team and partners, recognising that prevention is better than cure.

The Unseen Hazard on Construction Sites

Did you know? Prolonged exposure to noise levels that exceed 85 decibels can lead to permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. This is a critical concern in our industry as construction sites often operate above this noise threshold, rendering ear protection not just a necessity but an absolute imperative.

The Impact of Tinnitus

Tinnitus, the perception of noise or ringing in the ears, affects 1 in 7 adults in the UK. For 1 in 6 of those individuals, the condition significantly reduces their quality of life. Furthermore, a staggering 90% of those with tinnitus will experience hearing loss later in life. These statistics aren’t just numbers – they represent real people in our community and workforce whose daily lives are disrupted by this condition.

Why Your Hearing Matters

Your hearing is a vital part of your health and safety at work. It allows you to communicate with your colleagues, perceive hazards, and engage with your environment. Protecting it isn’t just about avoiding the inconvenience of hearing loss; it’s about preserving your way of life, both on and off the job.

Take Action Today

During Tinnitus Awareness Week, we encourage you to learn more about the risks of noise exposure and the steps you can take to protect your hearing. Visit Tinnitus UK for resources and support.

Together, we can make a difference in raising awareness and preventing hearing loss and tinnitus in the construction industry. Let’s all commit to ear safety and ensure we can Hear Well to Stay Well.

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