How Loud Music Can Damage Your Hearing

Hearing is an extremely important sense, but can often be the most neglected.

We brush our teeth, take care of our eyes and do our best to keep our bodies in tip-top condition. However, people don’t do enough to protect their ears.

Our hearing can be damaged by activities we enjoy every day, such as listening to music, and we need to do more to prevent problems such as tinnitus.

A superb article on netdoctor, written by Jenny Cook, looks at how exposure to loud music can damage your hearing and what you can do to protect your ears.

In this article, Tony Kay, head of Audiology Services at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool, says:

“Our ears are one of our wonderful senses and, when we have good hearing, allow us to hear a huge range of sounds from the extremely quiet to the very loud. One of the modifiable risk factors (meaning something that we are able to control) for problems such as tinnitus and hearing loss is exposure to excessive noise. The damage caused to our ears generally builds up over a long period of time, but some very loud sounds can cause irreversible damage immediately.”

At Mercury Hearing, we provide custom ear plugs and ear phones that are carefully moulded to your own ear. This means an enhanced fit and optimum comfort whilst protecting your hearing from long term damage.

Contact Us for more information and to find out how we can help you protect your hearing.

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