37% of hearing loss in Australia is caused by noise exposure but just what is the role of noise in causing hearing loss?
The question is how do you protect your hearing?
The easiest way to know if you should be using hearing protection is :
If someone a metre away has to raise their voice so you can hear them then the sound is too loud
The right type of hearing protection is not about getting the strongest ear protection available but is about choosing the right type of hearing protection for your particular situation. Over protection is just as dangerous as under protection. A google search will bring up many online sites selling a dazzling array of ear protection, however making a choice is not simple. The recommendation is that you ask a person who is qualified to give appropriate advice. They will assess the following factors:
Customized devices are the best option for those who need comfortable hearing protection and require the best outcome.
Click here to view an online store that carries a wide range of off the shelf hearing protection devices.
How will I hear what is important for me to hear while wearing Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs)?
Here’s what we know
It’s important to get your selection of hearing protection right.
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.