Last year, a record number of people made improvements to their homes. Did you hear all the power tools running in your neighborhood?
Everything from in-home offices to backyard decks were and still are being constructed as the pandemic sparks various home-improvement projects.
Tools such as table saws, drills, and sanders can cause hearing loss, especially if the sounds they make are long, repeated, or reach at or above 85 dBA. Before you start that new home improvement project, make sure to purchase over-the-counter hearing protection such as earplugs or earmuffs.
If the over-the-counter options are not suitable, visit us to obtain custom hearing protection. You will be surprised by the functionality and durability of professionally made hearing protection. Call us at (815) 223-1100 to learn more about custom hearing protection.
- A handheld belt sander can reach up to 103 dBA, depending on the quality and condition of the tool.
- An average table saw can reach up to 100 dBA.
- The normal handheld drill produces between 90 and 94 dBA, and hammer drills produce in excess of 100 dBA.