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Top Tips for Protecting Children's Hearing
When most people think of hearing problems, elderly people come to mind. But unfortunately, hearing damage can happen at any age, and it's important to protect the ears to avoid unnecessary hearing loss. This is especially important in children, who have very sensitive ears that can be permanently damaged with prolonged exposure to noise. Follow these tips to protect your children's hearing in loud situations.

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  • 1. Top Tips for Protecting Children’s Hearing When most people think of hearing problems, elderly people come to mind. But unfortunately, hearing damagecan happen at any age, and it’s important toprotect the ears to avoid unnecessary hearing loss.This is especially important in children, who havevery sensitive ears that can be permanentlydamaged with prolonged exposure to noise. Followthese tips to protect your children’s hearing in loudsituations.1. Keep your children out of situations with loudnoises if at all possible. If you’re going to a rockconcert, shell out the money for a babysitter soyour kids won’t have to be exposed to prolonged
  • 2. noise at a high decibel level. Plus, you’ll have amore enjoyable experience without kids in tow.2. Put ear plugs in your kids’ ears or ear muffsover their ears if you will be in areas with loudnoises. For example, kids should wear ear plugs toa 4th of July fireworks show or if they’re visiting aconstruction site with lots of loud machinery. Ifyou’re at an event with loudspeakers, avoid sittingnext to them and give your children ear plugs orear muffs.3. Set children’s toys with speakers to the quietestsetting. You don’t need to hear them from all theway across the room, and children can damagetheir hearing by holding the toys near their earswith the volume turned up all the way.
  • 3. 4. Limit the volume on headphones that childrenwear. Especially if they’re using them for prolongedperiods of time, wearing the headphones candamage hearing. Consider doing quiet activities onairplane trips instead of cranking up the volume onthe headphones to hear a movie over the noise ofthe engine. For More Information, Call Atlanta Hearing Associates At: (770) 574-4819 Or Visit Us At: http://hearing-aids-atlanta-ga.com