Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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Over the last few decades, hearing loss due to excessive noise exposure in young adults has increased exponentially.

A recent study has shown that 1 in 6 teenagers suffer from a noise-induced hearing loss and approximately 9 in 10 young adults are at risk of permanent damage.

In 2015, the World Health Organization reported the increasing number of people using personal audio devices and the everlasting effect that it could have on one's hearing.

That in addition to the popularity of fitness classes, night clubs, music venues and sporting events, excessive noise exposure in recreational settings has become a problem for all ages.

Hearing Loss Prevention

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  1. Be aware of unsafe listening levels and keep a good distance from the sound source.
  2. Limit the time spent in excessive noisy environments. There is a direct correlation to the decibel level and the time exposed to the noise.
  3. Lower the volume and limit the daily use of headphones and personal audio devices (smartphones and MP3 players).
  4. Wear fitted or noise-canceling headphones.
  5. Wear earplugs and protect your hearing.

Although effects of noise exposure may not be noticeable immediately the damage is irreversible and 100% preventable.

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