Protecting your ears during a long-anticipated vacation can take its toll on your ears before you even reach your destination – if you’re flying, that is. Learn how to protect your ears and hearing from that constant whirring sound in the cabin while you’re dreaming about your well-deserved vacation.
As you know, It’s important to protect your hearing from loud sounds. That doesn’t just mean construction, concerts or loud sports events. It means your next plane ride, too. Sound levels inside a standard airplane can quickly reach the maximum noise level that your ears can take before the noise potentially starts to affect your hearing. That level is 85 decibels. At take-off and landing, the noise inside a plane cabin can reach as high as 105 decibels. When the plane is cruising at altitude, the noise drops to around 85 decibels. If you’re in for a long haul, you may want to protect your ears.