Loud noise is one of the most common causes for hearing loss. Fortunately it is also one of the easiest to prevent. Here are some great tips from the CDC on how to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
- Identify sources of loud sounds – This may sound straight forward but you may be surprised by some of the things that can be too loud. Common items such as a lawn mower or loud music can potentially cause hearing damage. Apple is working on a new feature for the Apple watch to help recognize sounds that are too loud. You can learn about that here: https://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/apple-announces-hearing-protection-period-tracking-activity-trends-features-watch-os6
- Adopt behaviors to help protect your hearing – Turn the music down, wear hearing protection devices like ear plugs. Leave the room. It’s important to feel comfortable taking the steps to protect your hearing from sounds you know to be too loud.
- Schedule a hearing evaluation – It’s important to visit a hearing care professional regularly. The sooner you catch hearing damage the more that can be done to take care of it.
You can read more here: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/noise.html
Noise induced hearing loss is common but preventable. Take the steps to make sure noise induced hearing loss doesn’t have to affect you.
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