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05-12-2018

How To Prevent Further Hearing Loss

When a person suffers from hearing loss, it can be difficult to live life normally. According to recent studies, however, individuals that treat their hearing loss live happier healthier lives as a result. If you suffer from hearing loss, there are things you can do to prevent further damage to your hearing.

Minimize Loud Noise

Hearing loss occurs gradually, and is often due to a lifetime of exposure to loud noise. In order to prevent further damage, it is recommended that you avoid noises louder than 85db for long periods of time. If your occupation requires you to be exposed to loud noises, consider using ear plugs or ear muffs to protect your ears.

Schedule Regular Hearing Tests

For individuals over the age of 55, it is recommended that you get your hearing tested annually. If you are already suffering from hearing loss, your doctor may recommend that you get your hearing tested more frequently.

Get Fitted For a Hearing Aid

Your audiologist will also recommend the best hearing device for you based on your level of hearing. Modern hearing devices come in a variety of colors and sizes. No matter what device you choose, you should work with your audiologist to find the best device for you.

If you suffer from hearing loss, it is important that you take active steps to prevent further damage to your hearing. For more information about what you can do to prevent hearing loss, contact us today.