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In Loss Control Bulletins

Noise is dangerous because the damage is being done without necessarily being accompanied with any pain. People differ in their sensitivity to noise but as a general rule, noise can be damaging to your hearing if you have to shout over it to make yourself heard. This bulletin is a quick reference guide to the different commonly encountered noise levels and the different types of hearing protection available.
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