Construction sites can get noisy. Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that employment in this industry is higher than it’s been for a decade in 2022, which means more people receive exposure to loud environments.
A 10-year study that followed 1.5 million American workers in the construction industry found that hearing loss is at the second-highest rate for all career options. Constant exposure to loud noises can cause significant impairment in a short time.
What can a construction worker do to protect their hearing? How are employers helping to prevent this issue from becoming an epidemic?