#HearingFactFriday: Good hearing protection policies can save companies money

Did you know that hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in America? It’s true. According to the CDC, approximately 22 million American workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise annually.

While not all those people end up with work-related hearing loss, those who do cost businesses an estimated $242 million in worker’s compensation claims, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

If the noise levels at your work are too loud, it’s important that you always wear hearing protection. Not sure what’s too loud? Our SoundCheck app for iPhone and Android lets you quickly measure the decibel level in the environment you’re in. Download it on iTunes or Google Play.

And if you think you have work-related hearing loss, a visit to a local hearing professional is well advised. You can find one by calling 1-888-908-1845 or clicking here.

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By Starkey Hearing