This October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. Sharon Mohink, BC-HIS and hearing professionals across the nation are encouraging Americans to protect their hearing by:

  • Wearing hearing protection when around sounds louder than 85dB for 30 minutes or more.
  • Turning down the volume when listening to the radio, the TV, MP3 player, or anything through ear buds and headphones.
  • Walking away from loud noise.

The loudness of sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by prolonged exposure to any loud noise over 85 (dB), such as concerts, sporting events, lawnmowers, fireworks, MP3 players at full volume, and more. A brief exposure to a very intense sound, such as a gun shot near the ear, can also damage your hearing.  Take a look at this chart below to familiarize yourself with noise levels that can cause hearing loss.

If you think that you may have hearing loss or are due for your annual hearing test, please call AAA Hearing Aids today to schedule your appointment at 718-502-6461.

12 million Americans have hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise, noise-induced hearing loss.

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