Do you find yourself straining to hear, sometimes? Worried you may be losing your hearing? No matter what age, realizing you might have hearing loss can be worrisome. While this is more common in adults, especially after the age of 45, anyone can experience hearing loss at any age.
How to tell you are suffering from hearing loss? There are a few ways. You may have trouble hearing on the telephone, you struggle to hear women and children’s voices, or you can’t follow a conversation if there’s background noise, such as in a gathering or in a restaurant. If you find yourself straining to hear, regularly, there’s a chance you may be suffering from hearing loss.
It’s important to consult your doctor, audiologist or hearing health care specialist should you find yourself struggling with hearing. Alongside this, here are 10 tips to follow which will provide helpful should you be struggling to hear.
It’s pretty paramount that, the moment you find yourself struggling to hear conversations that should be easy to follow, you minimize your earbud usage. Any volume which is 85 decibels or louder is harmful to the cells in your inner ear and has the potential to cause damage.
Earbuds sit close to your ear canal. This means that they’re more susceptible to damaging these cells through proximity. Sound is, essentially, boosted at a louder decibel rate.
You can help yourself by wearing hearing protection such as earplugs which can prevent loud noises from further damaging your ears. Muffling loud noises will ensure those delicate cells in your ear canal are protected. Anything above 85dB should be reason to protect your ears.
To get a good idea of how loud noises can get, 85dB can be loud traffic, a motorbike can get up to 95dB, and loud music through earbuds is, on average, 100dB-110dB.
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