Today I tested someone with normal hearing! That always makes me happy. I don’t often get to work with people with normal hearing.
There are many things that you can do to prevent hearing loss. The biggest factor today is noise exposure. Noise is everywhere.
If you are working with power tools, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, etc., wear ear plugs. You can pick them up at any hardware store, sporting goods store, or drug store.
If you go to a concert, wear ear plugs. You will hear the music even better and your ears won’t ring for 4 days afterward.
If you are a musician, hunter, or motorcycle rider, there are custom earplugs that will protect your hearing and allow you to hear well at the same time. There are even custom plugs available for people who are exposed to noise at work.
I would much rather help someone prevent a hearing loss than help them deal with their hearing loss.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D.
P.S. We are here to help, if you have any questions about your hearing feel free to give us a call at 727-323-2471.