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Health Tip: Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Health Tip: Help Prevent Hearing Loss

12/14/10

(HealthDay News) -- Repeated exposure to loud noise can permanently damage your hearing.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help reduce your risk of hearing loss:

  • Stay away from loud noise whenever possible.
  • Wear hearing protection -- such as ear plugs -- while at work at a noisy job, or while at a concert.
  • Use sound-absorbing items, such as rubber mats under noisy kitchen appliances.
  • Keep the volume down on the TV or radio.
  • Avoid using noise to drown out other noise, such as blasting the TV so it's louder than the vacuum cleaner.
  • Get your hearing checked regularly.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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