Hearing management

Question
Posted by: azeem hoosain | 2011/01/19

Q.

call centre work

is working in a call centre dangerous to your ears

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi Azeem

The danger in working in a call centre is the ambient noise levels that are often very high. Also if you are working with a system that uses personal earphone you need to control the volume so that you do not cause a noise induced hearing loss. Being in a very high noise level for extended periods of time can increase the risk of a noise induced hearing loss.
A regular hearing test will do good to keep an eye on your hearing abilities.

Please feel free to contact me should you need any further information or need a referral to an audiologist for a hearing assessment.

Regards
Debbie
debbiep@widex.co.za

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011/01/25

Hi Azeem

The danger in working in a call centre is the ambient noise levels that are often very high. Also if you are working with a system that uses personal earphone you need to control the volume so that you do not cause a noise induced hearing loss. Being in a very high noise level for extended periods of time can increase the risk of a noise induced hearing loss.
A regular hearing test will do good to keep an eye on your hearing abilities.

Please feel free to contact me should you need any further information or need a referral to an audiologist for a hearing assessment.

Regards
Debbie
debbiep@widex.co.za

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