The Sounds of Spring
Sounds of Spring Remind Us To Enjoy Our Hearing – And Protect It!
This spring, an estimated 28 million Americans may be missing the sounds of birds chirping or the gentle rustling of wind in the trees. That’s because of the more than 36 million Americans with hearing loss, just 20% or 7.2 million seek help.
If you have difficulty hearing conversation or find yourself constantly turning up the volume on the TV, schedule an appointment for a hearing check-up. Hearing evaluations are quick and painless. If a hearing loss is detected, there are a wide range of small and discreet hearing solutions that will allow you to hear more clearly whether you’re in a noisy restaurant or enjoying a quiet stroll in the park.
Taking care of your hearing health also means limiting the amount of time you expose your ears to loud noise. Over time, sounds that are louder than 85 decibels, about the loudness of heavy traffic, can lead to noise induced hearing loss. At rock concerts, sound levels soar to more than 100 decibels. Even typical spring cleaning chores like vacuuming or mowing the lawn can reach levels above 90 decibels.
Simple steps can make a difference. Stay as far away from the source of noise as possible and walk away when sounds get too loud. Turn down the volume on TVs, radios, and portable music players. Reduce the number of noisy appliances running at the same time. Buy quieter products, especially children’s toys and personal care appliances like blow dryers.
The number-one tip is to use ear protection wherever possible. Stop in our office to receive a FREE pair of ear plugs.
Noise is everywhere. To help you learn about the noise level of common sounds in your environment, we have shared several fun and informative infographics, available at our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andros-ENT-Sleep-Center/639693629402100. Find out how the sounds of spring clean-ups or everyday household chores may be impacting your hearing health. Visit http://androsent-sleep.com for more information about hearing loss and hearing solutions or call 651-888-7800.