Many Americans Regularly Exposed to Loud Sounds

May 10, 2017

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Are you exposed to regular loud noises?  According to a recent study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, you probably are.  Their research shows that 58 million Americans are exposed to loud noises between home and work. What was concerning was that they also found that 38 percent of people who were regularly exposed to loud sounds never use hearing protection. Additionally the study found that only 58 percent of people who regularly shoot firearms wear hearing protection.

Read more here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170316151701.htm

What does this mean? This means not enough people are using hearing protection even though most people really could use it! It can be tempting to just tough out certain noises in our daily lives. However, our hearing can be a fickle thing. You may not realize how much damage is happening to your hearing until after it has happened.

It’s important to remember how important it is to play it safe. Do you feel like sounds you hear on a regular basis could be causing damage? Take steps! Wear ear plugs, turn down the volume, or close the window. Little things like this can go along way when it comes to keeping our hearing healthy.

CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss.  CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified.  CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life.

 

Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator

 

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