Hearing loss can be both short-term and long-term. Exposure to loud noises increase the risk of hearing damage. Noise levels above 85 decibels are known to cause hearing loss over time. As a rule of thumb, if it is difficult to have a conversation at arm’s length without shouting then hearing protection is needed.
Noise levels above 105 decibels need extra protection. Frac and other oilfield workers should be wearing both earplugs and earmuffs together.
Hearing protection is available for pickup in-store in San Antonio at The Eagleford Store and online for shipping. For large orders email us.