October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. Here at Beltone, we care about you and your hearing health. This event is observed every October and is used to raise awareness over hearing issues that can arise from a variety of issues, many of which come from outside noises you may not think are bad for you.
Your mom always told you that if you sit too close to the TV you will damage your eyesight, but did she ever tell you anything about your hearing? She may have told you to turn down your rock and roll music because it bothered her, but probably didn’t tell you that blow drying your hair every day on the highest setting could cause permanent hearing loss.
In an uncertain jobs market, having a steady gig is a cause for gratitude, but some jobs include inherent risks to your hearing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), occupational hearing loss is the most common workplace health risk in the U.S., with approximately 22 million workers affected.
Most hearing loss is irreversible. Knowing the right steps can help you prevent or minimize hearing loss. We are at the forefront of innovation in hearing aid technology. But it’s disheartening to see the increase in preventable hearing damage. We would love to see people become better educated about the risks, and take charge of their hearing health now.