Like most of your senses, once you lose your hearing or your hearing is damaged, it’s gone for good. Hearing loss can occur all at once or slowly over time. Sometimes hearing loss is so gradual people don’t realize they’re going deaf until it’s too late. While not all hearing loss is preventable, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent hearing loss from trauma.
Get Your Hearing Checked Regularly
Hearing loss usually develops gradually and is hard to miss if you aren’t getting your hearing checked regularly. Catching hearing loss early will allow you and your audiologist in Southfield to determine what steps should be taken to help slow down your hearing loss. Platinum Hearing Aids in Southfield and Allen Park Recommends getting a hearing test once a year so you and our team can take the proper precautions in case hearing loss sets in.
Keep Your Music at A Reasonable Level
Due to the popularity of mobile music players and smartphones hearing loss is soon to become an epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, over 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss.
Music lovers have no fear though; there are some precautions you can take to avoid hearing loss and still enjoy your favorite music. The key to listening to music with headphones is to keep it at a reasonable level and to limit how long you listen. A good rule to remember is the 60/60 rule. This rule suggests you use your headphones for 60 minutes at a time at a maximum of 60% volume level. Studies have shown that anything over this level or listening for over an hour can cause hearing loss. Another tip is to change from earbuds to over-ear noise canceling headphones. Over-ear headphones position the speakers further from your ears and noise canceling technology allows you to enjoy your music at a reasonable level without hearing background sounds.
Always Wear Hearing Protection When Necessary
We all know we should wear hearing protection when we're working with loud power equipment but there are many places and activities where people should wear hearing protection and don’t. Anytime you could experience loud noises you should wear hearing protection. Places like clubs, concerts, playing drums, and mowing the lawn are frequent instances where hearing protection should be worn but is not. There are specially designed ear plugs for playing music and going to concerts that don't limit the quality of the sound. Instead, they prevent the frequencies harmful to your hearing. Wearing these earplugs can help protect your ears and allow you to enjoy the music you love.
Visit Platinum Hearing Aids In Southfield
We hope you these tips help you better understand how you can protect your hearing. Hearing loss can slowly appear so doing everything we can to preserve it is essential. If you would like to meet with our Southfield audiologist and get your hearing tested at our Allen Park and Southfield offices contact
us and schedule your appointment today!