Those who live in a city are routinely exposed to dangerous noise levels that can result in hearing loss. These boisterous sounds are heard “against their will” throughout their daily lives.
The noise threshold
It only takes 85 decibels of noise to be considered hazardous. All the sounds from traffic, horns from automobiles, moving and stopping subways, airports, construction and any other industrial work has frequently passed that noise threshold.
Prevent noise-induced hearing loss
Remember that noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented. It only takes a little effort and awareness to prevent it. Always carry a pair of earplugs with you, and use them when you notice that the sounds around you are too loud. If possible, leave the loud area and go to a quieter space. A good indication that it’s time to place your earplugs in is if you need to shout in order to be heard by someone standing near you.
If you, or a loved one, are experiencing hearing loss, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and consultation from one of our hearing instrument specialists. We offer a variety of hearing aids from top name brands.