Preventing Hearing Loss

While we can help you if you're suffering from hearing loss, Arnold Hearing Centres values hearing health above all else, and this means preventing hearing loss before it happens.

Arnold Hearing Centres, What Can Cause Hearing Loss, Hearing Health in Kitchener-Waterloo

What Noises Can Be Damaging?

The risk of noise-induced hearing loss is particularly high among people who work around loud sounds in places like factories, airports, on farms and construction sites, even in the military and law enforcement. Here are some ways to tell that you may have been exposed to a dangerous level of noise:

  • You experience “ringing in your ears” after exposure to noise
  • You can hear people talking, but have a hard time understanding them
  • You feel what can be called “fullness” in your ears

Always avoid or prepare yourself with protection for situations that can pose a threat to your hearing.

How Can I Protect Myself?

Noises of 85 decibels (dB) and above are considered dangerous to the ability to hear, here’s a rule-of-thumb (Rule of Ear in this case): if someone is an arm’s length away from you and you have to shout to be heard, you’re likely in a situation that is threatening to your ability to hear well.

If you often find yourself in such situations and can’t avoid them, consider traveling with a set of earplugs or another form of hearing protection.

Stop by; we’ll be happy to show you our range of hearing protection options.


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