Do you find yourself asking people to speak up? Unfortunately, age-related hearing loss is common—affecting 30 percent of adults aged 65-74 according to the National Institutes of Health. But hearing loss caused by everyday noise is completely preventable.
On National Save Your Hearing Day, tune into these protective tips from the Hearing Health Foundation:
- Wear headphones or earplugs if you work in a loud environment to save your hearing.
Avoid prolonged exposure to power tools, rock concerts, and other noisy situations that produce more than 85 decibels (the sound level of city traffic).
Pump down the volume on that MP3 player—listening at the maximum setting for more than 15 minutes a day can cause permanent damage.
If you’ve already suffered some loss of hearing, devices such as The Voice Clarifying Amplifier, The Voice Clarifying TV Speaker, and The Award Winning Sound Balancing Headphones amplify sounds while dampening background noise.