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How to protect your hearing

Preventing hearing loss

As we go about our day to day lives, we are bombarded with a steady stream of sounds at different levels. Sometimes these sounds are so loud that they can damage your hearing and cause hearing loss. The key to keeping your hearing healthy is understanding just how much damage these loud sounds can cause.

Loud noises, such as fireworks, can easily damage your hearing. Repeated exposure to sounds, such as machinery, loud music festivals or concerts, over a longer period of time can gradually take its toll on your hearing without you even noticing. This type of damage is likely to be permanent.

There are many work environments that require the use of hearing protection. Musicians need protection for their ears, as do people riding motorcycles. You may or may not know that regular exposure to sounds at 85 decibels or above can affect your hearing on a more permanent basis. It’s important to know that you can protect your hearing with simple but effective preventative measures.

If you’re concerned about your hearing, our team of expert hearing specialists are available to answer any questions you may have about protecting your hearing for the future so that you never miss out on that special moment.

What can I do to protect my hearing?

The important thing to remember is that you can take preventative measures to protect your hearing. Some ways you can protect your hearing and prevent hearing loss include:

  • Reducing the time you are exposed to high noise levels
  • Use earwax softners to control wax build up in your ears
  • Avoiding using too many noisy appliances at the same time at home
  • Moving further away from any source of loud sounds
  • Wearing hearing protection when working with noisy equipment e.g. lawn mowers
  • Checking decibel output when purchasing new products - the smaller the better

Turning the volume down on personal music devices and using sound-excluding headphones or earbuds

The very best advice is to never do anything that could put your sense of hearing at risk of permanent damage.

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