Occupational Hearing Loss Treatment and Prevention

Posted on January 10, 2012. Filed under: 1, hearing education, hearing educatoin, hearing health, hearing products | Tags: , , , , |

In a previous article we discussed the negative effects of Occupational Hearing Loss. In this article we will talk about the steps that you can take to prevent and treat this condition.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), it is recommended to protect your ear from loud noises. Working with loud equipment, or in a loud setting, using earplugs or earmuffs will help lower the noise your hearing is exposed to. It is also recommended not to indulge in activities which may add to the risk of suffering from hearing damage, such as listening to loud music with or without headphones.

If you have already been diagnosed with Occupational Hearing Loss, there is treatment you can undergo to help you better deal with the condition. As NIH states “The hearing loss is usually permanent. The goal of treatment is to prevent further hearing loss, improve communication with any remaining hearing, and develop coping skills (such as lip reading).” NIH adds, “Using a hearing aid may improve communication.”

For more information contact your local New Generation Miami Hearing Center.

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