As summer hits, you might be excited to get the lawn equipment out, but have you considered the negative effects of mowing for your ears?
Yes, lawn mowers can indeed damage your hearing although many users assume this is unlikely, mowers can produce a noise level of up to 90 dB and 2.5 hours of mowing is enough to allow this mower noise to damage your ears.
To help you understand why mowers are so bad for your ears we've composed a short informational article below which will show the noise level of varying garden tools and how to protect your hearing while using a mower.
To understand how bad noise can be from your mowers you need to understand the decibel outputs these types of equipment have.
Any decibel levels above 85 dB are considered dangerous for your ears and you should be wearing hearing protection, a normal conversation is rated at about 60 dB so you can be able to compare.
Using a mower can cause high exposure to noise over some time, this level of noise can contribute to hearing damage in the long run.
Luckily, there are some ways to protect yourself when using a mower.
To conclude, lawnmowers can damage ears and have a noise level of up to 90 dB, within two and a half hours this could cause some damage to your ears contributing to long term hearing loss.
We would suggest wearing hearing protection and taking breaks when mowing to help reduce any long term damage.