Did you know 1 in 2 young people are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening? Could you be one of them?
Mike Spoke with Scientist Dr Rob Eikelboom who has conducted research at the Ear Science Institute of Australia for the past 20 years! Listening to loud sounds damages sensory cells in your ears. This can lead to noise-induced hearing loss or ringing in the ear. You could be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss if you regularly:
- Work in a noisy environment
- Listen to audio or earphones
- Visit places with loud music, like live concerts and nightclubs
But, noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented! Safe listening practices can prevent hearing loss. The louder you listen, the shorter the time for listening safely. By turning the volume down or protecting your ears, you can listen for longer without harming your hearing.
“Hearing loss due to noise cannot be reversed! But people with hearing loss can benefit from hearing devices and rehabilitation services.”
Have you had your hearing checked? let us know by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below!