11 Jan New Year's Resolutions for Better Hearing
With a new year we have some suggestions for a year filled with better hearing!
Wear Hearing Protection
Noise induced hearing loss affects millions of people worldwide. Most often noise exposure goes unnoticed for many years as noise induced hearing loss occurs slowly. By the time hearing loss is noticed significant irreversible damage has often already occurred. Noise awareness and the use of hearing protection are crucial as noise induced hearing loss is preventable.
Noise induced hearing loss occurs when there has been exposure to a loud sound for a prolonged period of time. As a sound increases in volume the time permitted to spend in that environment decreases. In Canada, regulations have been set to prevent noise induced hearing loss.
When you are unsure whether or not a certain noise has the potential to harm your hearing there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Noise may be too loud if:
- you need to raise your voice to be heard
- the noise hurts your ears
- your ears are ringing from the noise
- everything sounds muffled after noise exposure
We offer a wide range of options for noise protection. Check out our page on Noise Protection & Earplugs for more info.