PROTECT YOUR HEARING AND BE LISTENING TO YOUR FAVOURITE SOUNDS FOR YEARS

While hearing loss can occur at any age and particularly as you grow older, there are many ways to protect your hearing in everyday situations.

Think about turning down the volume on your stereo, TV or iPod, and wearing ear plugs or ear defenders when using noisy equipment like lawn mowers or even the household kitchen blender. It also helps to take a break from loud sounds - even if only every 15 or 30 minutes.

Every assault on your ear drums is effectively adding to your future potential hearing loss.

PRACTICAL MEASURES TO PROTECT YOUR HEARING

Preventative measures to stop further hearing loss include:

  • wearing earplugs or ear defenders when using noisy equipment  
  • musicians' earplugs - maintain frequency response while reducing sound to safe levels, so there's no more muffled souding music and no more ringing ears
  • in-ear monitors - clearly hear what you're playing on stage and not damage hearing
  • snore plugs - for the snorer and anyone around them.

All the above can be obtained through Kapiti Hearing.

If you think you have significant hearing loss already, a diagnostic hearing test can be done to see if you need a hearing aid.