Hearing Loss Prevention

Hearing loss can occur as a result of many different factors.

Genetics, physical problems with the ear, encounters with loud noises, or simply age can all contribute to hearing loss.

Noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. There are many ways to protect your ears from loud noises and ensure hearing health.  The most obvious way is to protect your ears from loud sounds.  Wearing ear protection when working around loud machinery or vehicles, or even while at concerts or other loud events can prevent damage to the ear. Even the sound of a loud blender or ambulance can damage an ear, so taking precautions when you can is key!

Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is regularly in a high-noise environment, including:

  • Target shooters or hunters
  • Musicians
  • Motorcyclists
  • Airline pilots
  • Construction or factory workers

An overall healthy lifestyle can also keep your hearing at its best.  A healthy diet and exercise may help prevent hearing loss. Non-smokers are also less likely to suffer from hearing loss. Healthy living promotes healthy hearing!

If you think you may be experiencing hearing difficulty, make sure to see a hearing health professional right away. Many hearing issues can become worse if left untreated. Be proactive about your hearing health!

If you experience any sudden hearing loss, it’s critical to see your physician or an audiologist right away...

…as certain sudden onset hearing losses can be stopped or reversed if treated in time.

Do you work or play in areas with loud sounds and are unsure if your hearing protection is adequate? Custom earplugs can be fitted for your needs. These earplugs are designed to quickly and easily be molded to the shape of your ear, allowing you to experience quality and comfort as you protect your hearing.

Musicians may even be interested in special ear monitors to aid in their on-stage listening and performing experience. This technology can allow musicians to hear the way they want while playing or singing, whether that means blocking out other sounds, or focusing on specific sounds.

Whether you are a musician, heavy machinery operator, businessman, or are retired, hearing protection is an important aspect of your hearing health.

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