Noise-induced hearing loss is the only form of hearing loss that is preventable.
Approximately 15% of Americans (26 million people) between the ages of 20 & 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to noise at work or during leisure activities.
This October, join us in spreading the word about these three easy steps to prevent noise-induced hearing loss:
- Lower the volume: Set devices to a volume that still allows you to hear what is going on around you. Check the settings on your cell phone or audio device; most have volume limit controls.
- Move away from the noise: If possible, put distance between you and the source of the noise to reduce the potential impact on your hearing.
- Wear hearing protectors, such as earplugs or earmuffs: Have earplugs or earmuffs on hand so that you can use them if you can’t leave a noisy location. Both earplugs and earmuffs can be inexpensive and travel-friendly.