Preventing Hearing Loss
Noise Exposure and the Prevention of Hearing Loss
There are many issues that contribute to hearing loss, but none is more profound that noise exposure.
Noise is the primary contributor to hearing loss; and toxic noise can cause a loss of hearing in an instant or can accumulate over a lifetime to finally cause hearing loss.
Awareness of noise exposure and protecting our ears from an early age throughout our lives is the single most effective approach for hearing loss prevention. Any environment in which one must raise their voice to be heard is potentially a problem.
Of course, a healthy lifestyle is very important also. Maintaining a strong immune system; refraining from nicotine and smoking; and healthy exercise all contribute to healthy hearing.