Protect Your Hearing: What Noise Does to Your Ears


I don’t like them as much. I prefer the
original. I’m an original kind of guy. …Made you eat all the cake. Yeah, you got me! (Whispering) Yeah, I’m not sure who brought the
cheesies. What? No, not the cheesies. (Whispering) What’s that? (Whispering) Huh? Oh my g– Nothing. Never mind. Wait! I– Relationships are built on communication. Hearing loss can cause that
communication to break down. But what causes hearing loss? When sound waves enter the ear,
they vibrate the eardrum, causing fluid in the inner ear to move
bundles of hair-like structures called stereocilia. These movements send electrical signals
to the brain. That’s basically how you hear. When you’re exposed to loud or hazardous noise, the stereocilia get bent over and don’t spring back. The more often you’re exposed to loud or hazardous noise, the more damaged these structures become. That’s noise-induced hearing loss,
and it’s permanent. So start wearing hearing protection now,
and protect your hearing. I really like those jeans on you. Yeah? I really like you too. Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent,
but preventable. Always wear hearing protection while working in a loud environment. For more information, go to worksafebc.com.

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