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A 39-year-old member asked:

what can i do to prevent or avoid hearing loss?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hearing loss: Hearing loss occurs for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons we can control and others we cannot. First, if you have a genetic or inherited form of hearing loss, there really isn't much you can do, except get a hearing test and use hearing aids, if necessary. On the other hand, one of the most common causes of hearing loss is from noise exposure. Control this by ear plugs or avoidance.

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Hearing loss: Prevention of hearing loss: 1. Do not expose yourself to loud noises above 85 decibels. 2. Any constant sustained noises damage the hearing apparatus. 3. A student explosion or close range gun shot can also permanently damage your ears 4. If you are in an occupation such as in the airport, construction workers using hammer drills, chainsaws- use protective ear plugs or ear muffs.

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