The popular conception of hospitals, clinics and dental offices is that they are low-noise environments. But within certain health care settings, noise levels can be so high that they can lead to hearing loss among those who work there.
Working on a noisy job site can be more than just annoying; it can severely damage your hearing. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hearing loss is the most commonly reported occupational injury among American workers. Each year, approximately 22 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to dangerous noise levels while on the job.
As we've seen in previous posts, a job can cause illness or disease over a period of time. Depending on the nature of the job, workers can suffer from occupational diseases that can become both financially and physically crippling.