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Most people understand that excessive noise exposure can damage your hearing. What most people don’t know is that the effects of sound trauma on the ears are cumulative, and even short term exposure over time will gradually cause permanent hearing damage!
Here are the sound levels of some of the most common lawn equipment. EXPOSURE OF 85 dBA OR HIGHER REQUIRES HEARING PROTECTION!
• AVERAGE GAS LAWN MOWER – 90 dBA
• GAS WEED WACKER – 100 To 105 dBA
• ELECTRIC HEDGE TRIMMER – 90 dBA
• GAS HEDGE TRIMMER – 97 To 103 dBA
• CHAIN SAW – 100 dBA
Hearing protection can be in the form of good quality ear muffs or ear plugs and should be an important part of your lawn equipment tool kit.