Have you ever imagined what it would be like to wake up one morning and not be able to hear birds singing, music playing or the voices of your children and/or grandchildren? Unfortunately, there are more than 22 million Americans who are at risk each day for just such a situation. Their exposure to noise at work can rob them of this indispensable sense. Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent "injuries" that occurs in our workplaces each year. It is difficult to look at this condition as an injury or illness because it does not hurt when it happens, you cannot put a bandage on it or take medication to cure it. It quietly sneaks up on its victims without them knowing. And by the time they do notice, it is usually too late. Hearing loss is a cumulative process and it is permanent!
Join us tomorrow for more information on work-related hearing loss, including what are some potential early warning signs of hearing loss.