What hearing loss sounds like

Brad Witt of Howard Leight (a Honeywell Initiative) wrote an interesting blog recently about what hearing loss sounds like. 

To get an idea, first read this aloud:

“Noise induced hearing loss makes understanding speech harder.  You’ll first lose the ability to hear high frequencies.”

Now read this:

” Noi indue hearing loh may underdanding ee hearder.  You’ll fir lew e abili-ee oo hear high re-uny”

Those are the same sentences, but the second one is closer to how the first will sound to someone with severe noise induced hearing loss.

OSHA has a new page on occupational noise exposure which has some more info on this topic.

If you need a hearing protection plan, CHESS can help.

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