Health Tip: Help Prevent Hearing Loss

By on December 14, 2010

Repeated exposure to loud noise can permanently damage your hearing.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help reduce your risk of hearing loss:

  • Stay away from loud noise whenever possible.
  • Wear hearing protection — such as ear plugs — while at work at a noisy job, or while at a concert.
  • Use sound-absorbing items, such as rubber mats under noisy kitchen appliances.
  • Keep the volume down on the TV or radio.
  • Avoid using noise to drown out other noise, such as blasting the TV so it’s louder than the vacuum cleaner.
  • Get your hearing checked regularly.

Source: HealthDay

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