Tips for looking after your hearing
It’s never too early to start looking after your hearing.It’s good to assess the chances of suffering noise-induced hearing loss in the future. A useful product that might help you do this is a sound level meter.
- In cases where your environment is considered potentially harmful for your hearing, remember to wear hearing protection.
- Maintain good ear hygiene, but remember to clean your ears carefully by using products that are especially designed for this purpose.
Do not use ear buds
- Try to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep your blood pressure within reasonable limits. If it is too high, it may cause pain, discomfort and ringing in the ears.
- Learn to recognise potentially dangerous noise levels. A large part of protecting your hearing is learning to recognise potentially dangerous noise levels. This will allow you to have a better idea of what to avoid.
- Prolonged exposure to noise levels above 85 decibels is considered to be damaging to your hearing.