International Ear Care Day
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated March 3 as the International Ear Care Day. According to WHO, “the Day aims to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world.”
At LimitEar, that’s what we are constantly trying to do.
Who Is Protecting Your Hearing?
If you are like most people, you probably take your hearing for granted. You don’t really think about going deaf, unless you’ve already developed hearing problems. You may not consider how every day sounds are impacting your long-term hearing.
Unfortunately, because the hearing damage is irreversible, this lack of awareness could be dangerous. So, the best solution to protect your hearing is to prevent the damage in the first place.
A Billion People May Be Going Deaf
Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that “1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of developing hearing loss” because of excessive use of earphones/headphones. The prolonged exposure, as well as high volumes are causing damage without people even realising. Just look around you when you are on a public transport or walking down the street – how many people are wearing earphones?
Do you/your children wear earplugs at concerts? Here’s why they should…
The most common cause of hearing loss is NIHL (noise-induced hearing loss). 65 decibels is what we are used to in our normal levels of conversation. At gigs and concerts, the sound level can reach as high as 120 decibels. What most people don’t realise is that when your ears are exposed to the sound at 110 decibels, only two minutes of exposure is enough to start causing hearing loss. Imagine what would happen if you spend hours at a concert, under that level of exposure. If you attend concerts on a regular basis, then the risk is even higher.
Children and Headphones
Are your kids using earphones or headphones? Chances are, they are, whether for education or recreational purposes.
Today’s kids, even starting as young as toddlers, spend a lot of time with electronic devices. I have seen toddlers wearing earphones in planes and railway station, because their parents need to keep them entertained without disturbing others. In schools, multimedia resources are becoming a norm. Kids have phones and tablets, and it’s their main method of listening to music on the go. With such consistent usage of earphones and headphones, today’s children are increasingly at risk of hearing damage.
Could You Be Suffering from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss?
Noticing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Early On Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a lot more common than you may think. NIHL happens due to loud sounds that damage your ears; you don’t need to be consistently listening to rap with headphones at full volumes to get NIHL. Certain sounds can cause permanent damage even if you […]
Hearing Loss: A Silent Epidemic
Hearing loss is a silent epidemic in Britain that’s spreading to the masses. The Daily Mail recently printed an article which mentions that according to the charity, Action on Hearing Loss, by 2031 about 14.5 million people will be suffering from hearing loss. Currently 20% of young people have hearing problems from exposure to loud sound, and that number is set to rise.