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Ways to Protect Your Hearing and Enjoy Life More

Otofonix Hearing Aids

There are many things that you take into consideration when you try to maintain your health. For your body to be healthy, you may have an exercise and nutrition regimen. In order to maintain eye health, you visit an optometrist. For your teeth to be healthy, you visit your dentist.

Unfortunately, you may ignore your ears. Most people take their hearing for granted until a problem comes up, but the ears are some of the most fragile parts of the body. Ears can be easily damaged, but they can also be easily taken care of. When hearing loss is caused by noise, it can be prevented if you act wisely. Discover ways to protect your hearing and enjoy life more.

Tips to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Often people turn up the volume and this can be a detrimental decision. Consider these tips to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

Keep your earbuds or headphones at an acceptable level

A common mistake to make is having your personal music player set at a dangerous level. You may not think it’s too loud, but levels of 85 decibels or higher over eight hours or 100 decibels for 15 minutes are considered unsafe. To put it in perspective, 85 decibels is the level of city traffic that you hear while inside your car! If the music is uncomfortable or someone next to you is able to hear your music, it’s too loud. Do everyone a favor and turn it down. A 60:60 rule is an easy thing to remember. Keep your listening to 60 minutes a day at 60 percent volume.

It’s easy to have these volume levels too loud as well. You should be able to converse with someone about six to seven feet away while these devices are active. You should be especially careful if you have young children in the room as well. Their ears are more delicate than yours, and you don’t want to start them off toward a bad path of hearing loss. Make sure the TV or car radio isn’t too loud for them.

Use hearing protection when at a concert or bar with live music

Even if you’re not next to the speakers, music at concert events can cause hearing damage. It’s loud enough in the whole building. You’ll still be able to hear it, and you’ll still be able to hear afterward.

Use hearing protection at work

If you work in a noisy environment, talk to your employer about hearing protection. Not only will you save your own hearing, but you’ll save your coworkers’ hearing as well

Use hearing protection when working around the house and yard

If you’re using drills, lawnmowers, electric saws or push mowers, use hearing protection. These noises are loud and have the potential to hurt your ears.

Do not insert objects into either your own ears or the ears of children

Doing this, even though your intention may be good, can cause damage. Even cotton swabs that seem safe can cause damage by pushing the wax further into the ear canal and actually end up blocking it.

How to Handle Minor Hearing Loss

If you already have some hearing loss, there are options and products to make your life easier. You can invest in a hearing amplifier so you can enjoy being able to hear people and other noises again. Consider the benefits of using an OTC hearing aid.

Better communication

One of the largest benefits of using a hearing aid is that you can communicate better with those around you, and you will be able to better understand others. This is invaluable both at work and at home. You will make sure to catch all the details of an important meeting at work as well as hear the voices of your grandchildren.

Hearing low sounds

You may have trouble hearing low sounds. An over the counter hearing aid can help you to be able to hear a full range of noises.

Road safety

Whether you’re driving or simply taking a walk, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. You will be able to pick up more noises and keep yourself safe when you’re out in the world.

Enjoying the world around you

By being able to hear better, you will be able to also enjoy the sounds of nature on that walk that you’re taking. This can be incredibly relaxing and add much joy to your walk. It can also help you enjoy your favorite movies and songs even more by being able to hear the details.

It’s up to you to protect your hearing. Only through the smart decisions you make will you be able to enjoy a full range of sounds for the years to come. Fortunately, an OTC hearing aid is a discreet way to get help if you do experience some hearing loss.

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was $249

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Channels separate the incoming sound signal into discrete frequency ranges that analyze, process and maximize speech understanding and sound quality.
12 Bands
Similar to an equalizer on a stereo allowing sounds in certain frequencies to be selectively amplified.
Programs
Listening programs allow you to optimize your hearing device for different listening conditions
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Digital Sound Processor
The DSP is the heart of the digital circuitry and is responsible for many features such as sound quality, noise reduction and feedback cancellation not available on analog units.
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Background Noise Reduction
Advanced noise reduction intelligently ensures taht conversation remains clear in noisy environments for improved hearing.
Rocker Switch
Rocker switch conveniently allows you to change programs and volumn levels either up or down.
Dual Directional Microphone
Dual directional microphones employ a front and rear microphone to improve your ability to focus on the conversation in front of you and selectively reduce or eliminate background noise around you.
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Telecoil allows you to hear better and cleaner on compatible telephones or connected to a loop system
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