What is the cost of complacency?
Hearing Loss and Declining Brain Function
Eave launches new ear protectors with a hands-on live event
More than 11 million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss. Did you know that hearing loss costs the UK over £30 billion a year? More than double the cost of smoking.
Employers risk major exposure if they don’t address the effects of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) in the workplace. This is the cost of complacency!
London Underground Noise Levels Revealed
Amazingly, the first report on the relationship between hearing loss and decline in brain function appeared about 30 years ago (thank you Richard Uhlmann, Eric B Larson et al. - link at the end). Today we know a great deal more about the link between sensory stimulation of the brain and keeping cognitively sharp but, while a full understanding may still be decades away there are things we can do today in order to live healthier for longer.
Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 Summary and Guidance
Explore the image above to see if you are exposed to hazardous noise while travelling on the London Underground. Do you think TfL should be letting people know what noise they’re exposed to?
Since 2015 the team at EAVE has visited hundreds of noisy sites and facilities across Europe to assist companies in resolving their occupational noise issues. During these visits we are frequently asked to explain what the legal responsibilities are for employers when it comes to providing the right level of hearing protection for employees and reducing the risks of noise induced hearing loss.