Prevent Hearing Loss: Put a Lid on Noise

giftarist By giftarist, 5th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/206xp127/
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The best things you can do to prevent hearing loss are to limit exposure to loud noise and have your hearing checked regularly. Consider these tips.

Hearing Loss Prevention

The best things you can do to prevent hearing loss are to limit exposure to loud noise and have your hearing checked regularly. Consider:
Wearing earplugs or earmuffs - If you have to shout to be heard by someone an arm's length away, you're being exposed to too much noise. In such situations, wear protective earplugs or earmuffs that meet safety standards. This guideline applies at work and at home.
Avoiding recreational risks - Activities such as riding a motorcycle, hunting with a gun, cutting wood with a chain saw, using noisy power tools, or listening to loud music for long periods can damage your ears. With the growing popularity of portable music players such as iPods and MP4 players, doctors expect more people will have hearing loss, and at younger ages. Wear hearing protection to blunt the noise.
Hold down the noise at home - It's easy to overlook the racket at home. To reduce noise, control the volume on the television and stereo, don't run multiple appliances at the same time, and when possible, purchase quieter appliances.
Have your hearing tested - If you work in a noisy environment, have regular hearing tests. Testing can provide early detection of hearing loss so that you can take steps to prevent further damage to your hearing.

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Conditions, Decibels, Detection, Ear Checkup, Earmuffs, Earplugs, Hearing Loss, Hearing Tests, Lid, Loud Noise, Music Players, Noise, Prevention, Safety Standards

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author avatar LOVERME
6th Feb 2011 (#)

where were u friend when i lost my hearing ??//
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author avatar Retired
6th Feb 2011 (#)

Wow, what a great piece of work.

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