Safeguard your ears with the best ear protection

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Knowing how much sound you are exposed to is vital in keeping your hearing healthy. About 30 million Americans have hearing loss. Studies show that roughly 15 percent of American teenagers are showing early signs of that condition, at an age when their hearing should be almost perfect.

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Safeguard your ears with the best ear protection

  1. 1. Safeguard Your Ears with The Best Ear ProtectionKnowing how much sound you are exposed to is vital in keeping your hearing healthy. About 30 millionAmericans have hearing loss. Studies show that roughly 15 percent of American teenagers are showingearly signs of that condition, at an age when their hearing should be almost perfect. Every time soundlevels increase by 6 dB, the impact of sound on the ear doubles. If noise is loud enough and lasts longenough, it can harm your hearing. You may not notice it right away, but the damage can becomeapparent later in life. Noisy occupations, such as working in factories or on road works, used to be the most common cause ofhearing problems. These days, it’s recreational loud noise that’s the main problem, especially from MP3players and noisy clubs and music gigs. In most cases, deafness is caused due to damage to the tiny haircells in the inner ear. Loud noise begins to kill the nerve endings in the inner ear and with prolongedexposure to loud noise, the nerve en dings are destroyed. The longer one is exposed to a loud noise,the more damaging it can be. The ears ability to sense loudness diminishes and as there is a loss ofhearing. By the time you notice a problem in hearing, the damage may have already begun.With noise-related hearing loss being usually irreversible, it is better to be safe than sorry. The bestdefense against noise-induced hearing loss is to stay out of hazardous noise areas. When spending anyamount of time in a noisy environment, use hearing protection devices In organizations, wearinghearing protection devices will not only protect hearing but also aid in concentration and focus, whenyou work in a high noise environment. When used correctly, Hearing protection devices or (HPDs) helpprevent hearing loss. Hearing protection devices like earplugs and earmuffs decrease the amount ofsound that reaches the eardrum and can be effective measures to protect your hearing in noisyenvironments at work or at play. Although both offer adequate ear hearing protection, the key isselecting a protector thats comfortable and convenient so youll actually use it.Always remember, that the discomfort of wearing them, if any, is nothing compared to the permanenteffects and discomfort of a hearing impairment or a worsened hearing loss. Dont ignore ear problemsas they are not going to get any better without proper treatment.Know more on: Hearing loss prevention Electronic ear muffs

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