Can you imagine what life would be like without hearing?
If you have normal, healthy hearing, you may wonder what you can do to keep it that way. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Here are 3 tips to prevent hearing loss and protect your ears:
- Turn the volume down
If you like to enjoy music through headphones, use the 60/60 rule. This rule suggests to listen on your headphones at no more than 60% volume for no more than 60 minutes per day. Don’t let your jam sessions now, keep you from jam session in the future!
- Use earplugs
Approximately 15% of Americans have noise-related hearing loss because of loud work or leisure environments. Whether you’re around loud machines at work all day, or you’re playing music on the weekends, custom-fitted ear plugs can help filter extra noise while maintaining the original sound quality as closely as possible.
- Get your ears checked
Be sure to make hearing screenings a part of your regular checkups. Because hearing loss can happen gradually, it’s also recommended that you have annual hearing consultations with a hearing healthcare professional. That way, you’ll be more likely to recognize signs of hearing loss and take action as soon as you do.At Greater Knoxville ENT, we provide comprehensive hearing care with onsite Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians and Audiologists. Our solutions are customized to fit the needs of each individual patient. Call 865-244-4396 to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today.