Five Ways to Keep Your Hearing Safe

  1. Reduce the volume.
  2. The loud noise should be avoided.
  3. Avoid the loudness for a while.
  4. Stay away from loud, crowded places and activities.
  5. Make use of hearing protection.

Advice on How to Avoid Hearing Loss from Loud Noise

When at home: 

  1. Reduce the TV, radio, or music's volume.
  2. Take breaks from listening to loud music to lessen your exposure.
  3. whenever possible, use quieter things (power tools, toys, and recreational vehicles). (For further information, see the CDC's Buy Quiet webpage.)
  4. Replace worn-out, sloppy, or imbalanced machine components to reduce equipment noise. Maintain and lubricate your equipment as needed.
  5. If you can't avoid loud noises, wear hearing protection equipment (such earplugs and earmuffs).
  6. Make wearing hearing protection easy. For quick access, keep earplugs in your car or workspace.
  7. Keep kids away from machinery or loud music at home.

In Public Settings:

  1. If you are going with children, go away from the loudest sound source, such as loudspeakers or cannons at college stadiums.
  2. Reduce the amount of time you spend around loud noises.
  3. Pay attention to signs warning of potential loud noise and the need for hearing protection, as well as informational pamphlets.
  4. Bring earplugs to protect your hearing. Keep them in your car, pockets, or another location that is simple to get to.

Check out this Noise Meter: CDC Noise Meter

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