Hearing is a sense equally necessary as the other senses available to each person. Vehicles’ horns, buzz of power tools, blaring radios. Regardless of where you work or live, you are probably exposed to some noise. Long-term exposure to loud noises, such as the above, can significantly harm your hearing.
Unfortunately, many people do not realize the damage that occurs until it is too late, because it develops gradually and over time. However, hearing loss can be effectively prevented in the following ways:
- Avoid sounds that cause pain, tinnitus (ringing) in the ears.
- Avoid sounds that cause temporary hearing loss or that are stresfull.
- At nightclubs, you should never stay long or stay near or very close to the speaker.
- Preventing or reducing the hunting frequency. The most common cause of hearing loss is the detonation of the gun, from the side of the hand that the shooter holds the gun. Alternatively, the use of special protective earplugs can be a measure to address the magnitude of the hearing loss.
- If exposed regularly to loud noises, you should use ear protection and regularly check your hearing at the doctor for early diagnosis and treatment, which can prevent any serious hearing problems.
- Professionals who are exposed to loud noises because of the nature of their work, have the right to ask for protection means through their employer in order to address the problem.
If you suffer from incurable hearing loss, you may feel isolated and frustrated like losing part of your life. Your surrounding may also feel disappointed. It is important to know that you are not alone. About 1 in 10 people have some degree of hearing loss. Fortunately, 90% of these people can benefit from the use of hearing aids.