Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

Posted on April 30, 2012. Filed under: 1, hearing education, hearing health, hearing loss | Tags: , , , |

Once hearing loss has been diagnosed, it is important to treat it with the correct use of a hearing aid, but what about preventing hearing damage? This article will go over tips with this purpose in mind.

Constant exposure to loud noise is one of the leading factors that result in loss of hearing in many, it is important to wear earplugs or muffs when operating loud equipment. You may also look for the dB ratings of the products you purchase to see if you may find a quieter one. Whenever you use an iPod or an MP3 player, make sure to mind the volume so it does not exceed dangerous decibel levels.

Leading a healthy lifestyle may also prevent hearing loss. According to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, “Smokers are nearly 70 percent more likely than nonsmokers to suffer hearing loss”. An unhealthy lifestyle also leads to diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease, conditions that are known to cause hearing damage. For more information on how to prevent hearing loss, it is important to visit your local Miami hearing center.

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