National Save Your Hearing Day – MAY 31
In recognition of National Save your Hearing Day, the American Spine Center team continues to learn more about the effects of hearing loss and the consequences of the disability in your health. On this day, it is important to take some time to learn about ways to protect your hearing and that of your family.
There are various reasons from which hearing loss can be the result, some of which include…
- Age - Noise - Genetic Illness - Neurological Disorders - Medications - Chemicals - Physical Trauma - Neurobiological Factors
It is estimated that half of the cases of hearing impairment and deafness are preventable. It is vital to take some time to learn about different ways to protect your hearing and your family’s hearing. This is what Save Your Hearing Day is all about. After all, our hearing is critical, and there are a number of things that we can do to reduce the chances of hearing loss. There are a number of different signs and symptoms that you can look out for if you are worried that you or someone you love is experiencing hearing loss.
This includes the following…
Needing to concentrate hard in order to hear what other people are saying, which can be stressful and/or tiring
Watching television or listening to music loudly
Asking people to repeat themselves
Having difficulty hearing what other people are saying clearly
Misunderstanding what others have said
There are a number of different things that you can do in order to prevent hearing loss. This includes the following…
Take precautions when you are at work. This includes wearing hearing protection, making sure you are not exposed to loud noises for long periods of time, and switching to quieter equipment if possible.
Protect your hearing when at a loud event. When at a loud event, for example, a sports event or a music gig, you should give your hearing about 18 hours for recovery afterward. You should also try to take a break from the noise *every 15 minutes and don’t stand next to the source of the noise, i.e. speakers. Avoid loud noises – The best way to protect your hearing is to avoid loud noises. A noise is probably loud enough to cause hearing damage if you have a ringing in your ears after, it hurts your ears, you can’t hear what people are saying nearby, or you need to raise your voice to talk to others.
Save Your Hearing Day is best celebrated in peaceful environments, with earmuffs, if need be. There’s a 60:60 rule that everybody should abide by on this day, which says you should listen to your MP3 at 60% of volume capacity for less than 60 minutes a day. It applies to concerts, as well. But if you simply couldn’t resist going to a live rock concert without wearing earplugs, then you should know you’ve been exposed to hours of decibel noise, the equivalent of listening to an ambulance siren for hundreds of minutes. A hearing detox consisting of 16 hours of auricular rest would do wonders for your eardrums, so have it on this day, because everybody else is.
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