Did you know that 466 million people live with hearing loss worldwide?
That’s why we celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3, 2020. World Hearing Day is a time to raise awareness for hearing loss prevention and help provide solutions for people with hearing impairments.
In today’s loud world, noise-induced damage is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. But the good news is that this type of hearing loss is preventable! By taking steps to protect your hearing now, you can potentially avoid premature hearing loss.
Here’s everything you need to know to protect your hearing:
Limit Your Exposure to Loud Noise
Noisy bars, sporting events, or any environment over 60 decibels can cause damage to your ears that gradually adds up. As a general rule, if a place is so loud that you have to shout to have a conversation, it’s too loud.
The 60/60 Rule
Listening to music on your phone or mp3 player is a great way to pass the time. But if the volume is too loud, it can cause hearing loss. That’s why it’s important to follow the “60/60 Rule.” This means only listening to music at 60% volume for 60 minutes at a time.
Earplugs Are Simple, Cheap & Effective
When your environment is too loud, use earplugs. Earplugs are one of the simplest, yet most effective tools for protecting your hearing. Wearing earplugs can reduce loud ambient noise to safe levels. We recommend keeping a pair of earplugs in your bag or your car so you’ll always have a pair at the ready. Your ears will thank you.
Give Your Ears a Break
Another great way to prevent hearing loss is whenever you find yourself in a loud environment, such as a concert or a club, do your best to step outside and get away from the noise for a few minutes. This will give your ears a chance to rest and recover. It’s also a great idea to pick a “quiet day” each week, where you avoid loud music and noisy places.
Choose Noise-Cancelling Headphones & Listening Assistive Devices
Many people turn up the volume on their phones and mp3 players to dangerous levels because they can’t hear their music over the sounds around them. By using noise-cancelling devices, you can block the noise in your environment. This means you can enjoy your music at a safe, low volume.
Similarly, use assistive listening devices like AudioFetch whenever available. By taking advantage of wireless audio streaming solutions offered at sports bars, gyms, or other loud public places, you can help control the volume of your environment.
Get 25% Off in Honor of World Hearing Day
To celebrate this year’s World Hearing Day, which was on March 3rd, AudioFetch is offering 25% off* MSRP on all hearing assistive applications for the month of March 2020. Contact us today and mention “World Hearing Day” to take advantage of this special offer.
*Discount available from March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. One discount per customer. Must contact AudioFetch to see if your application is eligible and mention World Hearing Day.