Noise-induced hearing loss and ACC claims

By Margo White In Health

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10th January, 2013
Life is a blast, and not always in a good way. This was highlighted by a recent Herald on Sunday article, in which a reporter took noise readings at six Auckland venues and found the noise levels exceeded the 80dB health limit at half of them. The Imax theatre came in at 99dB, the Britomart Country Club at 95dB and a Les Mills gym class at 87dB. To put this in context, a pneumatic drill averages 100dB, a lawnmower 95dB and the sound of a lorry driving past around 90dB. The point at which a sound becomes annoying is, of course, a matter of perception, and whereas most people would ...

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