A Future That's Loud And Clear

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In general we’re cautious when it comes to our health. We take adequate measures to protect ourselves whether we’re working on a building site or in an office.

We make sure that our office chair is adjusted for our height, to protect our back and neck. We wear helmets and stay safe in all our daily environments.

But there are some things we can do that we don’t and very often it’s our senses that suffer. Squinting into the sun without eye protection or subjecting your ears to loud, damaging noise.

In this blog, we’re taking a look at how you can spot the signs of hearing loss and what you can do to prevent it from happening in the first place.
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How To Prevent Hearing Loss
Prevention is always better than cure and you will learn more about the best way to stop hearing loss from happening by taking adequate measures.

If you are ever somewhere with exceptionally loud activity going on, don’t be afraid to take up the offer of ear defenders and to keep them on until the noise has stopped. If you’re going somewhere where you’re worried about the noise levels but don’t think you’ll have ear defenders then pop a couple of discreet ear plugs in and give your hearing a chance.

If you wear earphones then make sure that you set your volume to a safe limit on your device. Frequent exposure to high volumes can damage the eardrum. This may not be noticeable straight away but as you get older that damage will become more apparent.

Signs of Hearing Loss
The first thing you might notice is that you become more easily lost in conversation. You struggle more in a group where there are lots of interruptions. It’s hard to hear voices in a group and distinguish them into individual speakers.

Even one-to-one might become more tricky as you ask your colleague or coworker to repeat themselves several times during the course of a conversation.

The television volume is the next sign and then you know you really do need to take a trip to the audiologist. Your hearing specialist will carry out a number of tests to determine exactly what you can and can’t hear and the levels that you are struggling with.

They will also take a look inside your ear to examine what may have caused the problem and see if there’s anything that can be done to help, melt ear wax and so on.

If need be you’ll be advised on what kind of hearing aid will suit you best and you’ll be able to find a style and colour that suits you and your needs.

Take your hearing seriously and do everything you need to protect it, particularly if you work in a noisy environment. You might not think your hearing is being damaged but your sensitive ears will thank you for being covered up.

Protect your ears today for better hearing as you grow older and a future that’s loud and clear.

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