Hearing Loss Prevention
Your hearing is a precious resource, one you need to actively protect. Did you know that up to one-third of hearing loss is preventable with proper hearing protection and by taking a few simple precautions? Here are some easy things to keep in mind to help minimise your risk of hearing loss:
Wear hearing protection
Wear hearing protection like earmuff and earplugs if you are in a loud commercial, industrial, or recreational environment. Avoid loud rock concerts—or at least wear earplugs if you do attend.
Get Regular Hearing Tests
We recommend a free hearing check if you notice at least two social, emotional and/or medical signs. We also recommend an annual free hearing check if you are aged 50+, you work in a noisy environment, or you have a hearing aid but don't use it.
Medication, Alcohol and Smoking
Be mindful that some medications, alcohol and smoking can increase your risk of hearing loss. Try to avoid or minimise consumption to lower your risk. Talk to your GP to find out if the medication you are currently taking can affect your hearing.
Some hearing problems can be treated and cured if they're caught early. So what are you waiting for? Book a free hearing test today with National Hearing Care, to get the hearing you deserve.