The goal of many fans is to break the world record for the loudest crowd at a sports stadium, which will require them to exceed 136.6 decibels (dB).

3M Donates Ear Plugs for Chiefs' Game

The company is participating to help hometown fans avoid hearing loss during the game, when partisans hope to set a new noise standard.

Watching the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs' home game on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Arrowhead Stadium against the 2-3 Oakland Raiders could be a painful exercise for even its most faithful fans. The goal of many fans is to break the world record for the loudest crowd at a sports stadium, which will require them to exceed 136.6 decibels (dB), according to 3M, which is stepping in to assist.

More than 85 dBA can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus, after all.

3M is donating 36,000 sets of ear plugs so fans can have their hearing protected during the game. (Chiefs' games are routinely noisy, so we hope many fans already have ear plugs or muffs for protection, both at home games and during loud activities at home.)

Fans can download 3M's hearing conservation mobile app, which includes a sound level meter that indicates when noise levels may exceed 85 dB. The app is available for iOS and Android users. 3M also donated a 3M™ SoundPro™ Sound Level Meter, which will be used by Guinness World Record representatives to measure decibels during the game.

Arrowhead isn't the only stadium crowd hoping to set this dubious record. The current record for crowd noise, 136.6 decibels, is held by the Seattle Seahawks, also a fearsome team to face in its home stadium, CenturyLink Field, and was set on Sept. 15, 2013. The Kansas City Chiefs, now 5-0, will have volunteers handing out the free ear plugs.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus