Approximately 1.7% of people worldwide experience noise-induced hearing loss. Individuals who use headphones in an already noisy environment are at a 4.5-fold higher risk of hearing loss. Long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 dBA can cause hearing loss. Medical World Today, September 2022
Now more than ever young people are being affected by noise induced hearing loss.
Unfortunately, your ears may never recover if they are damaged fro headphone related noise.
Next time you want to crank up the volume on your AirPods or headphones remember these handy tips:
- Turn the volume down
- Set a volume limit
- Take listening breaks
- Wear headphones not earbuds
If you use an Apple Watch it now sends you a headphone notification and automatically turns down the volume to a more moderate level to protect your hearing. It also alerts you if you are in a noisy environment.
If you would like to learn more about the Apple Watch app click on the following link:
Still uncertain? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the best rule of thumb is to “avoid noises that are too loud, too close, or last too long.”
If you have any concerns about your hearing book a hearing test today either by calling us on 1300 787 792 or pop in and visit us in person at 321 Main Street, Lilydale or email us at email@example.com