Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul
Connect Hearing audiologist Andrew Glynn shares six tips for protecting your hearing
BE AWARE: Any noises over 85 decibels can cause damage.
TAKE A BREAK:
Note how long you’re exposed to loud noise and have a 15-minute break to give your ears a rest.
AVOID LOUD PLACES:
If you have to yell to be heard, that environment is likely to be hazardous for your hearing. If you can’t reduce loud noises, move away from them.
PROTECT YOUR EARS:
If you’re operating noisy machinery or can’t avoid a noisy situation, protect your hearing with earplugs or headphones.
STAND BACK: Never stand directly in front of speakers or amplifiers.
GET A FREE HEARING TEST:
Have your hearing tested every two years, particularly if you notice any changes in your hearing.