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Give Your Ears a Break

By CaptionCall | Mar 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Do you ever have trouble finding a quiet moment? Even when you turn off the radio as you drive, you are still surrounded with noise … the cars next to you, tires on the road, wind on the windshield, etc. Noise pollution is very real.According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), “At least 110 million people are adversely affected by noise from Europe’s busiest roads alone.”Read more at www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=160489&CultureCode=en.A study by the BBC goes so far as to say noise is a kind of drug: “It’s so easy to get hooked on it (noise) that most of us now feel distinctly uneasy when confronted with silence. Next time you go to a concert, listen carefully to what happens when a long, loud passage is followed by a quiet one: many people start coughing. The constant over-exposure of our aural nerves is as addictive as using chemical stimulants, legal and forbidden ones. And the cold turkey can be surprisingly bad….”Read more at www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1643_noisyplanet/page3.shtmlConstant noise has proven to be detrimental to our hearing. In an effort to help prevent hearing loss, it may be wise to create moments where we limit the amount and the volume of noise we experience. Ideas include meditation, going for a walk in a quiet area, or turning off the music for a time. Giving our ears a regular break from noise may help with the longevity of our hearing.CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. We encourage everyone to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. We are obsessed with helping those with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life. To learn more about CaptionCall and how you can qualify for a no-cost CaptionCall phone, visit www.captioncall.comWritten by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator