Tips on Preserving Your Hearing
Preserve your hearing! It is one of our most important senses. It helps keep us safe and lead a fulfilled life. It’s also something that we take for granted. While hearing can diminish on account of age or illness, loud music and lack of proper hearing healthcare can also lead to a hearing loss or impairment.
10 Handy Tips On How To Preserve Your Hearing
- Recognize the different noise levels present in your environment. Prolonged exposure to sounds above 85dB is a hearing health hazard.
- Wear ear plugs or muffs when using loud equipment (i.e. lawn mowers, power saw, leaf blower). Foam plugs are available at your pharmacy while muffs and specialized ear protection can be purchased at sporting goods or safety equipment stores.
- Keep a distance from loud noise or sound. Also limit the number of noisy appliances running at the same time.
- Avoid medications that can affect your hearing. Talk to your healthcare provider about the side effects of medicines you might be taking.
- When listening to music through iPods, headphones or earbuds, keep the volume low-to-medium. If someone else can hear it, it is too loud.
- Be aware of the signs of hearing loss and measure yourself against them. Even temporary hearing loss should be checked out by a hearing specialist.
- If you work in a noisy environment make sure you take the necessary precautions. There may be some protective measures that are mandated by the government.
- Make sure your hearing specialist has the right credentials i.e. he/she is licensed to provide services in your province.
- If your hearing loss is reversible take the necessary steps to correct it in a timely manner; the longer you wait the more it will deteriorate.
- If any permanent hearing loss is diagnosed, choose hearing aids to slow it down, and preserve your hearing.
If you are experiencing any kind of hearing loss see a hearing specialist as soon as possible. Neglect will only make it worse.
Bravo Hearing Centre offers detailed audiometric tests to determine the extent of your hearing loss. Our hearing specialists don’t just set you up with the latest hearing aids; we make sure you are comfortable and satisfied.