10 Tips for Safer Hearing

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Are you listening to noise that is too loud or for too long? Experts agree that if you listen to a noise louder than 80-85dB over a long period of time, it can result in hearing loss. Damage to your hearing can be experienced as a dulling in your hearing abilities. So, for example, if you have dull hearing after listening loud music, then you may have issues with hearing.

If you feel pain in your ears while listening loud music, turn the music down immediately. Hearing loss relies on two factors: how long and how loud.

Use earplugs 

The louder the noise and the more you’re exposed to it, the higher the possibility of damaging your hearing. Protect your ears with ear defenders – earplugs or ear protectors – and take frequent breaks form the noise. A 10-minute rest will give your ears an opportunity to recover.

Turn down the music

Try not to tune your personal music player to high volumes. If your ears hurt while listening to your headphones, or you can’t hear external sounds around you while you have your earphones in, at that point, the music is too loud. It’s also probably irritating to the person next to you, as they can most likely clearly hear what you’re listening to.

Use the 60/60 rule

To enjoy music from your MP3 player safely, make sure your volume doesn’t exceed 60% of the highest volume for more than an hour daily. All MP3 players have a “savvy volume” included, so utilize it if your device comes with it.

Wear earphones

Choose noise-canceling headphones, or go retro with older muff-type earphones. These shut out noise and enable you to have a lower volume. However, take regular breaks from your earphones to give your ears a rest.

Turn down the dial

Lower the volume of your TV or radio every so often. Indeed, even a little decrease in volume can have a significant effect on the chances of harming to your listening ability. If you can’t hear your own voice over the sound, turn it down.

Use earplugs when you’re tuning in to unrecorded music

They can decrease sound levels by around 15 to 30 decibels. They’re broadly accessible at many unrecorded music scenes, and shouldn’t ruin your satisfaction in the music.

Try not to endure work commotion

If you encounter loud voices at work, converse with your HR office or your supervisor and request a new location or an announcement to decrease the commotion.

Wear ear defenders

Wear ear defenders (earplugs or ear covers) if you are utilizing heavy machinery like control drills, saws, sanders or grass cutters.

Be watchful in the car

Tuning into music in a limited space like a car expands the danger of hearing harm. Try not to tune in to music too loudly for a long period of time.

Have a hearing detox

Give your ears time to recover after they’ve been exposed to boisterous clamor. As indicated by Action on Hearing Loss, you require no less than 16 hours of rest in the wake of spending around two hours in 100dB of sound, for instance, in a club or at a concert. Lessening this recuperation time increases the danger of permanent deafness.