We have five basic senses, and our sense of Hearing is constantly monitoring our environment - day and night.
So what can we do to keep it in good shape?
Monitor your hearing! Did you know that even if you feel your hearing is in good shape you should still have it tested by the age of 50 to 55? It is so important to have a baseline!
Do you cover up? Hearing protection is readily available - no excuses these days not to wear ear protection. Better late then never! Protect your hearing if you are using anything loud. An easy rule of thumb: if you have to raise your voice over something to communicate, then it is too loud.
Ear Protection tips: When investing in ear protection, look at the NRR (noise reduction ratio) and the number of dB (decibel) level on the packaging. The higher the number, the more it will attenuate/protect. We suggest 30dB or more.
Be proactive with your hearing. If you are having trouble hearing or have a loved one who has commented about your hearing have it checked! Have it checked before its TOO LATE!
Hearing is part of Your Overall Health. By the time the Average Canadian reaches the age of 60...
17% have Diabetes
46% have Arthritis
50% have some form of Hearing Loss.
It is important to Honour YOUR Hearing Health and have YOUR Hearing Checked, just as you would have other health concerns checked.
Know what your ears are doing, and take care of them.
TYPES OF HEARING LOSS
Our ears have three sections:
1) THE EAR CANAL 2)THE MIDDLE EAR 3)THE INNER EAR