It’s important to be knowledgeable about tips to protect your hearing so that you don’t needlessly suffer hearing loss and can enjoy a better quality of life overall. This is something that you should pay attention to everyday. Fortunately, these tips are easy enough to allow you to do so.
Avoid Loud Environments
Experiencing on the job hearing loss isn’t limited to those who are musicians or jackhammer operators. Of course, these two types of environments are well-known for causing hearing damage, but any loud work environment can cause you to lose your hearing. This is why you should protect your hearing if you work around any type of machinery or with large vehicles. The noise levels of lawn mowers, weed eaters, grass blowers, motorcycles, chainsaws and concerts can all present potentially dangerous loudness levels. If you know you’re going to be exposed to these higher levels of sound, it’s always a good idea to wear ear protection. Such ear protection is easy, any drugstore or grocery store carries ear protectors which can inexpensively give you peace of mind along with hearing safety.
Wear Noise Cancelling Headphones
Although it’s tempting to put on headphones or iPods and listen to music to drown out background sounds, there’s a better way of doing this: Instead of turning up your music too high, consider wearing noise-cancelling earplugs or headphones instead. Doing so will help reduce the overall noise pollution around you without exposing your ears to any additional strain.
If you’re a smoker, stop. It doesn’t only cause damage to your lungs and your heart. It also cuts off oxygen to the cells throughout your entire body – yes, even those in your cochlea (your hearing nerve center).
Don’t Stick Anything in Your ear Canal
When you’re choosing a device to help protect your hearing, make sure it’s able to do its job without going too far into your ear canal. This is important to always remember because when you put something in your ear canal you could potentially puncture your eardrum and damage your hearing. This advice included cotton swabs, bobby pins, etc…
Wear Noise Protection When Needed
Anyone who already wears hearing aids or is at the risk of needing to do so should already be using noise protection devices. This includes using earplugs while at work or anywhere else they may encounter too much noise.
Get Your Hearing Checked
When you think you may have a problem with your hearing you should have it tested by a professional at Countryside Hearing Aid Services. If we do detect an issue, we can discuss various options with you. We’re also here if you have any questions or concerns about how to protect your hearing. We look forward to helping you soon.
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