Friday, June 24, 2011

Risk factors that causes Hearing Loss

July 4th is around the corner. Do you use ear plugs while your outside watching fireworks all night? If not I wanted to make sure you are aware how dangerous fireworks are to your hearing. Even if you work in a loud environment ( concert security, crane operators, pilots, etc you can end up with a hearing loss.

Protect your hearing by either wearing ear plugs which you can get at any local store or buy Earmuffs online. They are expensive but if you work in a loud environment everyday for hours a day, you should consider getting something to protect your ears.

Go to the Mayo Clinic and this website best describes Hearing Loss Risk Factors!

Parents- make sure your children dont blast their CD player's or I pods. This can also cause a hearing loss.

Parents- You can also check out Noisy Planet which is a great website that has lots of resources for children on how to protect their hearing.

1 comment:

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hi Danielle,
I wear ear protection. Luckily fireworks don't start until after dark, so I don't have to be too self conscious about it.