Many people associate hearing loss with older individuals. However, children are also very susceptible to hearing damage as well. This injury is almost always preventable. Keep reading and discover a few tips for protecting your child’s hearing.
Limit Noise Exposure
Adults are exposed to loud sounds every single day. This sound exposure includes sporting events, concerts, lawn care, personal music players, television commercials, power tools, etc. Parents need to realize that children are no exception. If a child is exposed to loud sounds over time, it can lead to hearing damage. One effective way to prevent this issue from happening is to set limits on the amount of time your child experiences loud activities. For example, if you are taking your child to a football game, it may in the child’s best interest to take breaks throughout the game so they can get relief from the loud sound exposure.
Purchase Kid-Friendly Hearing Protection
There is a vast variety of hearing protection devices available today. If you are going to require your child to wear protective earmuffs, why not purchase a pair that is appealing to them? Allow them to pick out a pair that features their favorite color(s), or cartoon characters on them.
Know When Sounds Are Too Loud
As an adult, it can be difficult to decipher if a sound is too loud for a child. Fortunately, we now have sound-level applications on mobile devices. These tools allow a parent to set volume limits on a child’s media-playing devices.
Teach Your Child How To Care For Their Ears
Unfortunately, many children do not know how to care for their ears properly on their own. They need to learn that their ears are susceptible to sound exposure and understand that if they want to keep their hearing, they need to protect their ears.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently-owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized friendly service. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.
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