How to Protect Your Hearing from Noise Damage

Noise can damage your hearing, even if you can't hear it. Long-term exposure to loud noise can cause hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and other hearing problems.

The louder the noise, the shorter the amount of time you can safely be exposed to it. A good rule of thumb is to avoid noise that is louder than 85 decibels (dB).

Protect your hearing by lowering music volume, wearing ear protection, moving from loud areas, and taking breaks from noise exposure.

If you are concerned about your hearing, you can have your hearing tested by an audiologist. He will recommend various ways to protect your hearing from further damage.

Hearing loss is irreversible, so it is important to protect your hearing from noise damage now. By following these tips, you can help keep your hearing healthy for a lifetime.