Noise In The Workplace

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Noise In The Workplace - Quiz

While workplace noise can be a major contributor to hearing loss, exposure to noise in other areas of your life can also play a role. Noise, from stereos, car alarms, lawnmovers and barking dogs, is all around us. And if you're a baby boomer, chances are you may already have experienced some degree of hearing loss. But how loud is too loud? How do you recognize early stage hearing loss? And what can you do to prevent future damage? Take this quick quiz and test your hearing. Eh? What's that you say?   ; &nbs p; &nb sp;


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do Bill Clinton, Pete Townsend of the Who and racecar driver Al Unser have in common:
    • A. 

      They all attended Woodstock

    • B. 

      They all wear heaing aids due to hearing loss

    • C. 

      They've all appeared in the National Enquirer

    • D. 

      They have all written books

  • 2. 
    Which is louder:
    • A. 

      A rock concert

    • B. 

      A fire alarm

    • C. 

      A chainsaw

    • D. 

      A leaf blower

  • 3. 
    One of the first signs of hearing loss is:
    • A. 

      Ringing in the ears

    • B. 

      Pain or discomfort in the ears

    • C. 

      Britney Spears sounds good

    • D. 

      Difficulty hearing music

  • 4. 
    Most people lose their hearing slowly. On average, noticeable loss of hearing can take:
    • A. 

      2-5 years

    • B. 

      5-10 years

    • C. 

      10-15 years

    • D. 

      15-20 years

  • 5. 
    Long before hearing loss occurs, exposure to high levels of noise can result in other physical symptoms, including:
    • A. 

      Increases in blood pressure and heart rate

    • B. 

      Changes to hormone and blood cholesterol levels

    • C. 

      Exhaustion

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    If workplace noise cannot be avoided, it's important to wear effective hearing protection. Which of the following does NOT offer effective hearing protection?
    • A. 

      Expandable foam plugs

    • B. 

      Canal caps

    • C. 

      Cotton balls

    • D. 

      Earmuffs

  • 7. 
    The reason that people often does not recognize hearing loss until it has progressed is because:
    • A. 

      They automatically compensate by reading lips

    • B. 

      They simply increases the volume of their radios and televisions

    • C. 

      They tend to ignore people anyway

    • D. 

      They did not hear well to begin with

  • 8. 
    Once hearing loss has been diagnosed, the next step is to:
    • A. 

      Begin on medications to address the problem

    • B. 

      Learn sign language

    • C. 

      Protect the hearing you have left at work and at home

    • D. 

      Nothing, there is no way to repair damage or prevent future damage

  • 9. 
    Whenever possible, employers should try to reduce noise exposure in the workplace. As a general rule, how do you know if the noise level in any situation is too loud?
    • A. 

      If it's impossible to hear a phone ring over the noise

    • B. 

      If your neighbours complain

    • C. 

      If you have to shout to be heard over the noise

    • D. 

      If the police arrive at your door

  • 10. 
    On the job, there are several approaches that employers can take to address noise issues. Which one of the following is NOT and accepted method?
    • A. 

      Replacing noisy equipment with quieter versions

    • B. 

      Modifying equipment so it generates less noise

    • C. 

      Isolating noisy equipment in separate areas or rooms

    • D. 

      Waiting for workers to get used to the noise

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