Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Hearing Loss Can Affect Us All

Did you know that that about 1 in 6 people in the UK has hearing loss? It can come on suddenly or gradually and affects people of all ages. According to the World Health Organisation, more than a billion young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure of unsafe levels of sound. That is a startling statistic by anyone's standards.

To blame for this risk are exposure to high levels of recreational noise from personal audio devices as well as loud concerts. Once you lose your hearing it won't come back, so warning young adults of the risk to their hearing is vitally important. Simple preventative measures are important too such as turning down the volume on personal headphones, limiting the time spent in noisy environments and wearing earplugs when visiting loud concerts.

If you do have to use a hearing aid, many are discreet today. Have a look at this informative infographic about hearing loss and don't forget, once you lose your hearing, it won't come back. 

The Science of Hearing
Infographic provided by Hidden Hearing

*A collaboration with Hidden Hearing
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  1. I find going deaf very scary indeed but it is good to know that nowadays there are options out there than can help. I recently watched a video on Facebook of people hearing for the first time and it really touched me, amazing when it is something we just take for granted.

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    1. I saw one about a baby hearing for the first time, it was so emotional. It is amazing what can be done with the advances in technology these days.

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  2. My husband has Menieres disease which means his hearing is quite poor - he's considering a hearing aid at the minute x x

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    1. I really feel for him, it must be difficult having hearing problems.

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  3. Thanks for his, I keep explaining to my kids how important it is to listen to their music at an appropriate level! Mich x

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    1. I have a teenage son so I know how you feel. We keep on to him about turning down his headphones and taking a break from technology as well.

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  4. This is really interesting, I have a son at risk of losing his hearing and it terrifies me

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    1. It is a scary proposition, I hope he is ok.

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  5. My Dad's always had issues with his hearing he cannot hear crickets I remember not being able to understand that when I was a child. x

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    1. That is interesting, I wonder what is is that is so special about that sound.

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  6. Thanks very much for sharing this, it's really interesting. I'm sure my husband has problems with his hearing, he might just switch off when I talk though!

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    1. Men can do that Charly, but if in doubt he should get it checked out.

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  7. What an interesting post, thanks so much for sharing. My hubby has lost his hearing in one ear xx

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    1. How does he manage, does he wear a hearing aid?

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