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Hearing loss can be the result of many factors, but one of the most common is exposure to loud noises. Protecting your ears against these noises is very important in order to prevent damage to your auditory processing system, and since damage sustained in this way is irreversible, it is not worth taking any risks.
If you work in a noisy environment, you will almost certainly be using ear protection on a daily basis (and if you’re not, talk to your employer about it today!), but do you take as much care to avoid damaging your ears when you are at events such as festivals and concerts? Here are some vital facts that you should know:
Why You Should Protect Your Hearing At Events:
- Our ears are fragile. The auditory processing system is made up of many tiny bones and nerves, and once damaged, these cannot be repaired. Any sound over 85 decibels can damage the ears, and a live music concert is likely to be over 100 decibels, sometimes as loud as 145dB.
- All damage is not immediately obvious. Sometimes people notice their ears hurting or experience tinnitus or temporary deafness in the presence of very loud sounds. However, much damage is not obvious until afterwards, when you leave the noisy environment or even later.
- Noise damage is accumulative. The longer you are exposed to loud noises, the more likely it is that you will sustain damage to your hearing. This means that if you regularly attend concerts or festivals, you will be at much higher risk of hearing loss than others who do not.
Use Earplugs To protect Your Hearing
Earplugs do not filter all sounds out, and you will still be able to hear and enjoy the music at events like concerts and festivals if you wear them. You must ensure that they are correctly inserted into your ears, and you may wish to try several types to find out which sort suit you best, but it’s important to make sure that they fit well and to use them whenever you are at a loud event.
Take A Free Hearing Check Up At Hidden Hearing
If you have any concerns about your hearing, the first step is to pay a visit to an experienced audiologist. This can be a daunting prospect, but here at Hidden Hearing, we are proud of our reputation as a friendly hearing centre, and our experts will be pleased to guide you through the process. Even if you do not think you have a hearing loss, it can be a great idea to have a hearing check up to get baseline hearing level that can be used to monitor future changes.
Visit us at Hidden Hearing for a free hearing test and try our range of excellent digital hearing aids. Our national network includes over seventy-five branches and clinics, so we’re sure to have a location near you. Simply call us or pop in to make an appointment, and let us help you to find the best hearing solution for you and your lifestyle.