Updated 03 December 2015

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You may never have thought about it, but the career you choose could have a significant effect on your hearing. Are you a hairdresser, nursery school teacher, motorcycle courier, gardener, carpenter, builder, miner, DJ or musician, or member of airport ground control staff?

If you answer is "yes" to any of the above, your ears could be taking strain without you even noticing it. High levels of noise damage the delicate structures of the inner ear and, over time, can lead to noise-induced hearing loss.

Find out how noise is measured in these jobs, and take steps to lessen the din.

For all the latest news, visit the Health24 Hearing Management Centre.


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