A condition like hearing loss can be very frustrating to go through. Hearing loss developed due to noise has no known medical treatment. The destroyed hair cells fail to grow back thus, you should strive to protect your hearing. Yet, if you have already developed hearing loss, you should take measures to keep it from worsening. Here are a few ways you can do so:
When in noisy places, use earplugs, noise-canceling headphones, or earmuffs. Noise may damage your hearing loss further if it has any of the following characteristics:
When you get exposed to such areas for a long time, it will be harmful to your ears and the hearing loss will get worse.
When using earphones, or headphones, always keep the volume low. When listening to music or a podcast, you should turn the music up enough that you can listen to it. However, not too high that you cannot hear your surroundings. Listen to music at 60% and below of the maximum volume. Most devices today have a setting that warns you in case you pass the limit.
In case you undergo sudden hearing loss, please call your doctor immediately. A few treatments may assist reduce the damages and severity of the condition. Early identification by the doctor will be very helpful to effective management.
Safeguard your hearing whenever there are loud activities and events. Even when you are at nightclubs. You can protect your ears through;
Raise concern to your human resources department if you are exposed regularly to loud noises through work. It is your employer’s responsibility to make changes and provide a favorable environment by reducing your exposure to loud noises. It can be through:
Adding to the suggestions, those that are at a higher risk of hearing loss, more so due to noise-associated careers such as musicians and DJs, you should take extra precautions. You can consider having regular hearing checks, as regular as once a year.