Preventing Hearing Loss

Everything you need to know to protect yourself from hearing loss.
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There are a number of things that cause hearing loss that, unfortunately, cannot be prevented. Yet, when it comes to hearing loss caused by noise, prevention is possible! Learn more…

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. What Is It?

At least 40 million Americans suffer from noise-induced hearing loss. This preventable condition is caused from consistent exposure to loud noises over time or from a quick exposure to an extremely loud high-impact noise such as a gunshot.

While this can be a debilitating condition, the good news is it can be prevented.

How to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Unlike other forms of hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. By taking these three steps, you can help ensure that you will not suffer from NIHL:
  1. Understand when sounds are too loud, which is anything over 85 decibels.
  2. Avoid these loud sounds, or if unavoidable, limit the amount of time you are exposed to them.
  3. If you cannot avoid loud sounds, wear hearing protection or move away from the sounds.
While these are the main steps to take towards prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, you can also follow these tips to further reduce your risk:
  • Always use hearing protection of some sort if you are going to be around loud noises.
  • Avoid as many noisy places as possible.
  • Keep the sound on your tv or music low.
  • If you are around loud sounds, step away for a bit and take a break.
  • Keep away from the source of the loud sound, such as speakers and amplifiers.
  • If you have been around loud sounds, take time to allow recovery for your ears.
  • Don’t put anything small into your ear, including q-tips. Putting things in your ears can easily damage them.
  • Exercise to get the blood pumping in your ears.
  • Make sure and have your hearing tested on occasion.

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