According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), daily loud noises in common places could be damaging your hearing. Listening to noise levels above 75 decibels regularly can cause hearing loss over time—but what situations cross that threshold? As part of Better Speech and Hearing Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about communication disorders, AHSA has compiled a range of decibel noises that you could experience regularly.
Lengthy exposure causes higher risks of permanent damage, so it is recommended that you take 10 hours rest in between sessions of loud noise. However, if you’re in noisy conditions often and for sustained amounts of time, here are 8 TIPS to protect your hearing in those environments.
If you have concerns about your hearing or pain you’re experiencing in your ears, call Birmingham Speech and Hearing Associates at (205) 871-3878 for a free consultation today.
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