The most common everyday contributors to hearing loss

May 29, 2017

Ever wonder how your hearing got so bad? You’re not alone. Many people lose their hearing from everyday things. Whether it’s from work, driving in the car or simply from household items, your hearing is at risk every day.

Although we do age and it’s inevitable that our hearing will decrease, there are daily contributors you may have forgotten about.

Work

Many of us don’t necessarily take into consideration the effect that the workplace has on our hearing. Most exposure to loud noises typically comes from working a hands-on job. These careers are especially important to take precautions, such as wearing proper earplugs and head wear. But, that’s not to say that this is the only career that has contributing factors to hearing loss.

Offices can be filled with older gadgets and appliances that are worn down and cause a lot of noise. If you are constantly around these noises and they aren’t resolved, they can cause a higher increase in wearing down your sensory tissues in your ears.

So, what’s the solution? Besides taking precautions while on a worksite, acknowledging your work environment and any factors that may contribute to deteriorating your hearing abilities and adjust in any way you can.

Household

Remember that broken hot water tank that won’t stop rattling the house? Not only is it time for an update, it’s time to help your hearing. Continuously hearing something for long periods of time can be harmful. As these noises become background, mindless sounds, they can be wearing and cause your hearing to adjust to the loud noises and miss the smaller, important ones.

Chores can be daunting but, they can also be simple factors you might forget about when it comes to hearing. Something as simple as mowing the lawn, weed whacking, or using loud machinery can be detrimental to your ears. Mowing your lawn without earplugs puts you at a high risk of hearing damage and is a simple solution to protecting yourself.

Recreational

From concerts to sports games, your hearing is constantly being tested. Although it can’t always be avoided, preparing for these events will help you in the long run.

Ever wonder what the hearing in your ears is after an event? When sound is too loud there is often damage to microscopic nerve endings in your ears.

Damage to your nerves from repeated noise can be the reason your hearing is gone. Some things we simply can’t avoid, but taking steps to avoid this is simple. Try bringing earplugs to your next concert, you can still hear the concert, but don’t have to risk your delicate nerves in the meantime.

How can you avoid all of these problems? Over time our hearing will decrease, but doing everything you can to prevent this from happening is going to help you in the long run. Contact us for more details on how you can avoid losing your hearing from everyday problems.

 


 
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