How To Protect Your Hearing

How To Protect Your Hearing

How To Protect Your Hearing

We live in a very noisy world.

No matter the situation, there always seems to be some source of noise wherever you go. Whether it’s the deafening blast of heavy machinery or just a light hum of your home’s air conditioning system, it seems like escaping the noise is virtually impossible. Years and years of loud noises combined with the usual effects of again spell disaster for our long-term hearing health – we simply aren’t made to withstand such levels of noises.

Luckily, there are some steps you can take to help prevent premature hearing loss and preserve your healthy level of hearing.

Get Your Hearing Tested

You might have already lost more of your hearing than you realized, and getting checked out by a hearing professional can be a very informative experience. Even if you don’t have a family history of hearing loss or feel fine with your current level of hearing, it can be very beneficial to get checked out and know exactly where you stand in terms of hearing health. The information you receive will help determine if there are any changes you need to make to help preserve you level of hearing.

Use Earplugs Frequently

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You would be surprised at how often earplugs can be of benefit to you. While you should especially utilize earplugs when you are exposed to loud noises for an extended period of time (concerts, construction sites, air travel, etc.), it should also be a part of other routines as well. Earplugs are inexpensive and can be reused multiple times so they always turn out to be worth the investment. You’ll be surprised at how much better concerts sound without the crowd chatter and unnecessary high frequencies.

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

A great technology aimed at reducing hearing loss while listening to music on a personal level would be noise-cancelling headphones. They are designed to cut out surrounding ambient noises and allow you to hear your music or audio-books more clearly. You will be able to enjoy songs at a much lower volume, as you won’t have to drown out noises that are all around you. They are much more expensive than earplugs, but if you find yourself frequently surrounded by loud noises they can be an extremely worthwhile investment.

Stop Smoking!

Tobacco smoke has been seen to increase the chance of premature hearing loss, along with many other health detractions. Smoking can essentially speed up the aging process, which naturally contributes to hearing loss. Even being around secondhand smoke can harm your hearing health, so be mindful next time you are at a concert or loud bar.

If you are currently experiencing or have experienced hearing loss, contact Clear Choice Hearing Center today!

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