Hearing Awareness Social Profile | BMD Kelly
Very loud sounds can damage the inner ear, resulting in deafness. This may be temporary or permanent, depending on the noise level and length of exposure.
Our message during Hearing Awareness Week is brought to you by a group of individuals who wish to help us encourage hearing health out in the community. One such person is Kelly Brodie, Area Manager for BMD Constructions.
We know Kelly through our partnerships in the Can:Do 4Kids space as he's always been a generous, enthusiastic volunteer. When we reached out - he jumped on board immediately to help us. As a social enterprise, our hearing health work can reach and support our whole South Australian community. Kelly is one example.
However, he does have an excellent message for his construction mates - and he reminds us all that, “I need to look after my hearing on the job.”
Kelly says, "Generally the loud vibrations and noise means it's more prominent to have hearing loss. I certainly urge everyone to have their hearing checked and make sure they haven't stepped outside what it should be."
Noise is a major workplace health and safety hazard that falls under WHS legislation.
Hazardous noise can destroy the ability to hear clearly.
This can make it more difficult to hear sounds that are critical for safe working, warning signals and everyday life.
- Very loud sounds can damage the inner ear, resulting in deafness. This may be temporary or permanent, depending on the noise level and length of exposure
- introduce engineering controls to treat noise at its source or in its transmission path, such as using sound dampeners or silencers, noise barriers/partitions/screens and isolation
- provide personal protective equipment (PPE) that is suitable for the nature of the work and the hazard, such as earmuffs and earplugs
Discuss with us at your next appointment. Book today
This promotion is part of our Hearing Awareness Campaign. Read more here