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Module 1: Hearing Hazards and Risks

Module 1: Hearing Hazards and Risks

It's a legal requirement, that everyone at risk of hearing damage from noise at their work understands the risks.  Our starter module describes how our ears hear and the risks and consequences of harmful noise; the physical damage done to our ears, the symptoms and the handicap we experience. 
Hearing damage cannot be cured but it can be prevented if we recognise where the risks are and take action to make them safe or protect ourselves.  This module helps you recognise the types of sound that can be harmful. It explains how sound level in decibels and the duration of the sound relate to noise exposure, the measure you are required by law to assess for everyone at risk.

On completion of the module you will be able to:

• Help others to recognise the causes and symptoms of hearing loss
• Say why hearing conservation matters to everyone
• Provide an overview of the science behind hearing and sound
• Gain a perspective of exposure levels




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