It is an "invisible damage" but no less painful. Besides the loss of one of our five senses, the lack of hearing also involves serious difficulties to interact and make us understand other people.
The condition in our listening skills increases with age and can become irreversible. But with the noise pollution today, young people are at high risk: the music elevated to expose their ears is one reason why your hearing is being increasingly damaged.
To protect the health of your ears, pay attention to the following advice.
Avoid loud noises. As long as you can, try to get away from them. Close your car windows when driving do not stand next to the speakers at a concert or in the clubs and go out to eat at those restaurants where you can talk without raising your voice.
Limit your exposure. If it is unavoidable to be close to loud noises, trying to limit the amount of time your ears are exposed to them. The higher the decibels of sound, the less time we should be exposed to it so that our hearing is not damaged.
To give you an idea: a normal conversation aged 55 to 65 decibels, the noise of traffic from 70 to 85, live music clubs and restaurants from 90 to 110 and an ambulance siren 120.
Protect yourself. From noise above 85 decibels, it is recommended that the ears are protected. We are talking, for example, when you are exposed to constant noise of a lawn mower, use of drills and power tools.
Control the volume when listening to music or watch TV. The headphones blaring are harmful to our hearing as much as it is the stereo or TV at high volumes. In these cases, the ideal is to choose the volume level that it was maintaining a normal conversation (without raising his voice) with one person at one meter distance.
Rest your ears. As a wound needs to heal, our ears need a break if you have been exposed to loud sounds. Therefore, the next day at a rock concert, do not expose yourself where you know there will be much noise. If your routine involves constant exposure to high volumes, seeks to take a few minutes of silence.
Go to the doctor and get checkups. It is important to keep your hearing under the control of experts. If you notice that you no longer hear as before, consult your doctor.
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