Wednesday, 15 December 2010

How to reduce risk of hearing loss

Frequent exposure to loud noise can permanently injure your hearing.The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these Comments to help reduce your risk of hearing loss

  • Stay away from loud noise whenever feasible. 
  • Wear hearing guard such as ear plugs while at work at a noisy job.
  • Use sound-absorbing things, such as rubber mats under noisy kitchen appliances.
  • Always keep the volume down on the TV or radio.
  • Stay away from using noise to drown out other noise, such as blasting the TV so it's louder than the vacuum cleaner.
  • Get your hearing checked frequently.

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