Common household activities such as mowing the lawn, using power tools or playing around with remote controlled airplanes are loud activities that contribute to your overall noise exposure.
Doing these activities on a regular basis has the potential to damage your hearing, so it’s a good idea to wear earmuffs or earplugs to protect your hearing.
We surveyed 8000 Australians and found out some interesting facts about hearing protection at home
- People who wear hearing protectors at work are 3-5 times more likely to wear them at home
- More than 50% of Australians who regularly use lawnmowers and power tools wear earmuffs or earplugs
- Males and those with tinnitus are more likely to wear hearing protectors when using gardening and power tools