Hearing loss is a natural side effect of aging. As you get older, hearing abilities decrease. There are, however, tips to help keep some of your healthy hearing as you age.
1.Protect Your Hearing Health
When you are exposed to loud noises, whether it’s at a concert or during your daily work environment, it’s important to wear protection for your hearing. You may use foam earplugs (available at any drug store), noise-blocking earmuffs, customized earplugs that can filter noise through electronic or non-electronic filtering.
2. Put a Limit to how Often and how Loud You Listen to Something
We all have favorite sounds. It might be music from a live concert, watching a race car or enjoying music from your smartphone or tablet. Depending on the levels of noise that you are exposed to, there are limits recommended so that you don’t damage your hearing health. The more intense the sounds, the less time that should be spent around that loud environment.
3. Keep Track of Your Hearing Health
Even if you don’t notice any hearing loss, it’s still a good idea to get a hearing test. You can use it to compare your hearing from a time when it seemed healthy to a time when it’s starting to seem problematic. If you are regularly exposed to loud noises, have a family history of hearing loss, or are concerned about your hearing due to your age, an annual hearing test is a great way to catch any hearing loss at an early time.
If you are in need of a hearing test, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing for a free hearing test and consultation. We offer a variety of hearing aid solutions for a wide range of hearing loss.
Please be aware that Pure Sound services will only be available by appointment and for essential visits at this time. Essential visits include all appointments that require new hearing aid fittings, repairs and re-fittings. We ask that you please wait in your car, while wearing your mask, and place your hearing aids in a clean zip lock bag. We will come to your car to get them. If you are having any issues with your hearing aids, or an assistive listening device, please contact us before visiting one of our office locations.