What are the 4 essential steps to ensure that you get the right type of hearing protection?
- Get a hearing test either a baseline hearing assessment or a comprehensive evaluation of your hearing.
- Use a smartphone app to measure the level of noise you are being exposed to. Our recent Facebook posts have highlighted some appropriate apps for use.
- Consider how long you are being exposed to any particular noise as well as the cumulative noise exposure per day.
- Have your ear canal health assessed
Hearing Care Professionals can advise you on the correct level and type of hearing protection best for you. It is not just about getting an app on your phone and measuring the level of the noise, it is also about understanding what your need to hear, how long you are going to be in that situation, what else you might be doing that day, how long you listen to music at a slightly loud level that day , what you need to hear and not hear and last but by no means least your personal genetic risk factor.
All information is provided in the interests of Hearing Health education and is of a general nature. In all cases you should consult your doctor or other allied health professional for advice regarding your individual circumstances.