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The effects of exposure to low-frequency noise

How sensitivity can vary with age and gender

Exposure to low-frequency noise can be a significant source of discomfort. It can cause various symptoms related to the vestibular system (which provides our sense of balance and information about the body’s position), including pressure in the ears, dizziness, nausea, and unsteadiness.

Understanding how the vestibular system interacts with low-frequency noise can help people take steps to reduce their exposure and mitigate any symptoms they may experience.

What you can do about low-frequency noise

People’s sensitivity to low-frequency noise can vary based on factors such as age, gender, and previous exposure to loud noise. So it’s good to know that there are things you can do about low-frequency noise in a given environment.

Acoustic barriers, sound masking, and active noise cancellation technologies are all effective solutions that can reduce the transmission of low-frequency noise. It is important to note that these solutions can be costly and unsuitable for every situation. Simple steps such as reducing music volume or turning off machinery when not in use can also help reduce low-frequency noise.

Ultimately, the most effective solution will depend on the specific noise source and environment. That’s why it’s a good idea to consult with a professional like Avenue Interior Systems to help determine the best way to reduce low-frequency noise in a given space.

It is also worth emphasising that while the sensation of pressure in the ears caused by low-frequency noise can be uncomfortable, it is generally harmless. However, if you have concerns about your hearing or any other aspect of your health, it’s always advisable to consult with a medical professional.

Talk to Avenue about solutions to low-frequency noise

Low-frequency noise can create a feeling of pressure in the ears, particularly in industrial settings where machinery and equipment generate high levels of noise. Implementing effective noise control measures can reduce the risks associated with low-frequency noise and create a safer and more productive work environment.

For more information on any noise control products, get in touch with the Avenue team on 1300 827 177