Hearing loss should be screened regularly just like blood pressure or diabetes. You can guard against preventable hearing loss by following these simple guidelines.
Protect Your Ears From Noise
- Riding a power mower
- Using a power saw
- Riding a motorcycle
- Attending a World Cup soccer game
- Riding a snowmobile
- Taking an aerobics class where the music is loud
- Shooting a gun
- Turning up the volume on you iPod
Lead A Healthy Life
Check Your Medication
Treat Ear Problems Promptly
See your physician if you have an earache, a blocked ear, or any discharge that may indicate infection. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss.