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Hearing Protection Tips for National Protect Your Hearing Month

Hearing Protection Tips for National Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month.

This week on the Priority: Safety Podcast, John Roberts from NATT Safety Services joins me to discuss National Protect your Hearing Month with safety share tips, how hearing loss happens, how to prevent it, and some signs to watch for.

Topics discussed:

  1. How Hearing Loss Happens
  2. How to Prevent Hearing Loss
  3. Hearing Loss Signs to Watch for

Listen as John shares his tips for hearing protection in the workplace.

Some hearing loss stats from CDC:

  • Over time, being around too much loud noise can make you lose your hearing
  • Once you’ve lost your hearing, you can’t get it back
  • 5 in 10 young people listen to their music or other audio too loudly, and 4 in 10 young people are around dangerously loud noises during events like concerts and sports games

Share steps that young people can take to prevent noise-induced hearing loss:

  • Try to avoid loud noises — for example, by turning down the volume when using headphones, moving away from the speakers at a concert, or spending less time at a noisy restaurant
  • Use hearing protection (like earplugs or hearing protection earmuffs) when you must be near loud noises
  • Talk to your doctor if you are worried about your hearing

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