02 October 2017

Are you exposed to loud noise?

If you are often exposed to loud noise, you are at risk of a hearing loss.

There is a strong connection between exposure to excessive noise and hearing loss and tinnitus.

Noise – a major cause of hearing loss

Exposure to noise is one of the major causes of hearing loss and tinnitus.  A noise-induced hearing loss was previously mostly related to work noise. Today, hearing loss caused by noise is mostly related to leisure time noise and listening to loud music.

Living a noisy life

A modern life can be a noisy experience. Music, sports, leisure activities and our work can all harm our hearing. Even the garden can be a noisy place. Noise can damage our hearing and give us hearing loss and tinnitus.

Reduce the risk of a noise-induced hearing loss

If you want to avoid a noise-induced hearing loss, then avoid or at least reduce your exposure to loud noise and loud sounds. There is some good advice that you can use and try to follow to minimize the risk.

Noise-induced hearing loss

A noise-induced hearing loss is a permanent hearing loss caused by prolonged exposure to high levels of noise. Noise induced hearing loss is caused by exposure to excessively loud noise for longer periods. A noise-induced hearing loss is also called NIHL.

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