Ac­tiv­i­ties pose hear­ing risk

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

WHILE Aus­tralians recog­nise the im­pact loud night­clubs and head­phones have on their hear­ing, the big­gest threat seems to go un­der the radar. Ev­ery­day noises, such as rub­bish trucks and lawn mow­ers take their toll, but re­search shows most peo­ple are un­aware. A sur­vey has shown 50% of adults aged 18–64 think about the im­pact an ac­tiv­ity has on their hear­ing but fewer than 23% be­lieve their hear­ing is af­fected by ev­ery­day ac­tiv­i­ties. Hear­ing Aware­ness Week be­gan on Au­gust 25.

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