Preventing hearing loss: tips to help protect your ears
Hearing is easy to take for granted, yet it plays a key role in how well we manage our lives. Our ears constantly supply us with the vital information we need to communicate with each other, experience emotions and recall memories. Scientists have linked hearing loss and dementia. It also helps us with balance. That's why HearingLife's mission includes helping individual in preventing hearing loss.
It's logical. The louder the noise and the longer you are exposed to it, the bigger the risk of hearing damage. Protect your ears with earplugs, ear cup headphones or other kinds of ear protection, and get away from the noise as quickly or as often as you can. Don't forget to ask about custom-fitted earmolds.
People of all ages use earphones, whether they are communicating at work, listening to music, or learning about new things. A smartphone with earbuds is very convenient, but at high volumes they carry the risk of hearing loss. Fortunately, many smartphones offer an indicator that warns you when the volume is too high. Don't ignore this warning.