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6 Ways to Protect Your Hearing [Infographic]

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Once your hearing is gone, there’s no getting it back. 

Damage to your hearing–whether due to prolonged exposure to loud noises, an infection or illness, or medications–is irreparable. While somethings can’t be prevented, like the normal hearing loss that occurs with age, there are plenty of things you can do to Listen Responsibly and prevent or reduce hearing loss.

As part of our Happy New Ear campaign, we created the infographic below with important tips on protecting your hearing today, tomorrow and every day!

We’re also offering 20% off all AudioFetch products for February 2020. Just enter code HAPPYNEWEAR20 at checkout when purchasing a FetchExpress portable PA system online, or ask for the discount when speaking with us.*

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Sources:

https://www.earq.com/hearing-health/articles/9-ways-to-protect-your-ears 

https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/infographic/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/top-10-tips-to-help-protect-your-hearing/

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Protect Your Hearing for a Healthier Brain

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There are many reasons to protect your hearing. By taking steps to avoid hearing loss, you can remain engaged in your community and continue living life to the fullest as you age. But did you know that protecting your hearing also leads to a healthier brain?

According to a recent Lancet study cited by the The New York Times, untreated hearing loss is the largest preventable risk factor for developing dementia. Protecting your hearing — or treating your hearing loss, if you already have it — can reduce incidences of dementia by 9%.

That’s higher than other common risk factors for dementia, like smoking and high blood pressure. So how exactly does hearing loss affect your brain as you age?

How Hearing Loss Affects Your Brain

Researchers believe that untreated hearing loss can contribute to dementia for several reasons.

First, untreated hearing loss causes the brain to work much harder to process sound. In other words, the brain becomes fatigued. It can’t perform other cognitive functions at the same level it used to.

Additionally, untreated hearing loss can negatively impact memory. When someone can’t hear clearly, it’s more difficult for them to retain new information. This leads to an under-stimulated memory, which can then “atrophy.”

Finally, untreated hearing loss often leads to social isolation. As people age, a sense of community is very important to overall health and well-being. Community helps people stay active, both physically and mentally.

Let AudioFetch Help You Hear Clearly

At AudioFetch, we’re devoted to helping people with hearing loss or impairment stay connected with the world around them. To help improve your brain health as you age, avoid hearing loss by using hearing protection and AudioFetch assistive listening devices to promote clear sound in your community.

As part of our Happy New Ear campaign, we’re offering 20% off all AudioFetch products for February 2020. Just enter code HAPPYNEWEAR20 at checkout when purchasing a FetchExpress online, or ask for the discount when speaking with us (offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts).

If you’d like to learn more about how AudioFetch can help you or your customers hear better, contact us today.

Happy New Ear from AudioFetch

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What’s your New Year’s Resolution? At AudioFetch, we’re dedicating 2020 to healthy hearing, so we want to wish you all a Happy New Ear!

According to the World Health Organization, there are over 466 million people worldwide who experience some type of hearing loss or damage. Over the next 30 years, that number is expected to grow to over 900 million.

AudioFetch is dedicated to helping people hear better and creating a more accessible world for people with impaired hearing. With our Happy New Ear campaign, we’re spreading the word about hearing loss and how you can protect your ears — for this year and each new year to come.

Causes of Hearing Loss

Today, noise damage is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Unlike hearing loss that comes naturally from old age, noise-induced hearing loss can strike at any age.

That’s because our world has become louder than ever. Loud restaurants, bars, concerts, movies, and constant headphone use cause severe damage to our ears over time.

Even if you don’t feel pain or experience ringing in your ears, prolonged exposure to noise levels at or above 85 decibels can cause premature hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Prevention

To prevent hearing loss, limit your exposure to noisy environments. As a general rule of thumb, if you have to shout to be heard, it’s too loud. Use earplugs and take “quiet breaks” by stepping into another room or going outside.

You can also preserve your ears’ health by monitoring your headphone use. When you’re using headphones or earbuds, keep the volume low enough that you can still hear the environment around you and don’t listen for more than an hour at a time.

Protect Your Hearing for a Happy New Ear in 2020

As you set new goals for 2020, plan on becoming more mindful of your hearing. After all, you only get one pair of ears! By taking steps to protect your hearing now, you’ll be able to enjoy clear sound and vibrant music for years to come.

To give your community a Happy New Ear, get 20% off all AudioFetch products for January and February 2020. Just enter code HAPPYNEWEAR20 at checkout (offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts).

If you’d like to learn more about how AudioFetch can help you or your customers hear more in 2020, contact us!