Protecting your hearing – Healthy Habits

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Exposure to loud sounds – rock concerts, sirens or heavy machinery can take a toll on your hearing. It’s reported that approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million exposed to ototoxic chemicals (chemicals that can effect hearing). On the job hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. And we all know someone who may have gone to a few too many loud concerts in their past. Fortunately, noise induced hearing loss is preventable.

Greentree Hearing & Audiology offers hearing protection tools like specialty custom earplugs and sound attenuators. Protect yourself from noise-induced hearing loss by consulting with our Audiologists.

If you would like more information on hearing loss related to over exposure of loud noises, or how to best protect the hearing you have, contact our office today.

Helpful Resources

Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss – A Practical Guide (PDF)
Learn about solutions for reducing noise in the workplace
NIOSH Noise Meter