Things that are damaging your hearing, and how to protect it
October is National Audiology Awareness Month
Almost everyone experiences some hearing loss as they age, but most of us don't realize that some day-to-day activities could be further damaging our hearing. Loud noise destroys the tiny hair cells in our inner ear, and they don't regenerate. The louder the sound, the quicker it damages your hearing. Indeed, a loud sound, like a firecracker, can cause immediate hearing impairment, but repeated exposure to moderately loud sounds can also cause hearing loss.
And while some hearing loss can be inevitable as we age, there's a lot you can do to reduce the damage to your ears. Want to find out more? Then check out the following gallery. Click on!
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