Taking risks is a part of everyday life; if we wanted to avoid all dangers, we'd never leave the safety of the living room. But for millions of young people, their main social activity appears to be highly dangerous in an unexpected way. Regular nightclub-goers are at a greatly increased risk of suffering a permanent disability - long-term hearing loss. In this At your Leisure we look into the problem of noise and the damage it can do, when suffered over a sustained period. We compare noise experienced in various environments and investigate whether there are 'safe' levels. We investigate what the law says about noise levels and look at how the EU has tightened up UK regulations. Finally we find out what you can do to protect yourself, whether you're going gigging, clubbing, or just doing your everyday thing.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Big 'Shout Out' that Needs to be Heard|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|