Hidden Hearing Release Information on How to Protect Hearing

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Specialists in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have released information on what people can do to protect their hearing.

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Custom made hearing protection is becoming increasingly popular as a form of in-the-ear hearing protection.

Following the recent publication of their new infographic ‘Hearing Protection – How Loud is Loud’, Hidden Hearing have issued information on how people can protect their hearing.

The delicate mechanism of the ear can be easily damaged by exposure to excessive noise which many people come into contact with on a daily basis – from road works to MP3 players. But by taking precautions, you can limit your risk to permanent hearing loss.

Hidden Hearing explains:

  •     Many everyday activities can involve dangerous levels of noise, from listening to your MP3 on the way to work to traffic and hairdryers. It is important to avoid or limit your contact with loud noises as much as possible, but with an everyday routine this can be difficult.
  •     Be aware of the decibels that everyday things emit and how soon they can cause hearing damage. The louder the sound, the more you should limit your time exposed to the sound. This can be helped by investing in hearing protection.
  •     Off the shelf disposable foam inserts are one way to protect your ears from loud noises. These are all the same size when brought but can mould themselves to the shape of your ear canal after you squeeze them down and insert them.
  •     Over the ear defenders look like headphones and completely enclose the ear, this allows for quick and easy protection and may be preferred by people who don’t like things inside their ears.
  •     Custom made hearing protection is becoming increasingly popular as a form of in-the-ear hearing protection. Moulded and made to an individual’s ears, they use filters to attenuate loud sound over certain levels, letting softer sound through.

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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