by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition
As we have discussed, hearing loss is not an inevitable part of normal aging but largely represents noise-induced hearing loss.
This article from The Covington News discusses five ways to protect your hearing. The article is sensible, though I’m not sure a baseline audiogram is necessary, and cotton ear swabs aren’t recommended but aren’t a problem unless one pokes the eardrum.
The other three suggestions are spot on: turn down the volume, use hearing protection, and avoid loud noise.
Because if it sounds loud, it is too loud, and your hearing is at risk.