What are typical sound levels experienced throughout the day?

Typical Noise Levels

The Listen Ear™ Personal Noise Dose Meter constantly monitors sound levels throughout the working day and displays visual dose alerts. Because of this employees know when their daily Occupational Health and Safety, Legal Noise Protection Limit, is reached and they can take action to avoid possible hearing damage. For employers this means the risks of claims for industrial hearing loss are greatly reduced.

So what are the typical sound (dB) levels experienced throughout the day and how do the visual dose alerts warn you of potential over exposure to noise?

Typical Noise Levels
Table of typical noise levels
Visual Dose Alerts
Listen Ear™ visual dose alerts

Figure A – Shows the Listen Ear™ Personal Noise Dose Meter monitoring sound level where the user is working within the Occupational Health and Safety Legal Noise Protection Limit.

Figure B – Shows the Listen Ear™ Personal Noise Dose Meter warning the user they have reached 70%* exposure of their daily Occupational Health and Safety Legal Noise Protection Limit.

Figure C – Shows the Listen Ear™ Personal Noise Dose Meter warning the user they have reached 90%* exposure of their daily Occupational Health and Safety Legal Noise Protection Limit.

The 70% and 90% values are the default values of the Listen Ear™ Personal Noise Dose Meter. These values can be replaced by any custom value. The Listen Ear™ Personal Noise Dose Meter can also be set for use whilst wearing or not wearing ear defenders. The ear defender SNR values are applied by selecting from one of the pre-loaded ear defender models or by applying a custom value.