3 Tips for Protecting Your Children’s Hearing

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Website - Hearing Partners of South Florida, Inc Hearing Aids Delray Beach FL - (561) 638-6530 Hearing Aids Boynton Beach FL - (561) 404-0365 3 Tips for Protecting Your Childrens Hearing When most people think of hearing impairment, the elderly are the first to come to mind. Unfortunately, hearing damage can happen at any age, and its important to protect the ears of the young to avoid unnecessary hearing loss. This is especially important because children have very sensitive ears that can be permanently damaged with extended exposure to noise. Follow these 3 tips to protect your childrens hearing in loud circumstances. 1. The best prevention is to stay away from extremely loud situations. Keep your children out of these types of situations if at all possible. If youre going to a rock-n-roll show, pay the extra money for a babysitter so your kids wont be exposed to prolonged noise at a high decibel level. Plus, youll have a more enjoyable experience without kids in tow. If you must have a child in a situation with high noise levels, do use ear plugs. Plugs or ear muffs are a recommended type of protection. For example, kids should wear ear plugs to a 4th of July fireworks show or if theyre visiting a construction site, or even a field trip to the symphony. If youre at an event with loudspeakers, avoid sitting next to them and give your children ear plugs or ear muffs. Website - Hearing Partners of South Florida, Inc Hearing Aids Delray Beach FL - (561) 638-6530 Hearing Aids Boynton Beach FL - (561) 404-0365 2. Set all childrens toys with speakers to the lowest setting. Children can damage their hearing by holding the toys near their ears with the volume turned up all the way. 3. Limit the volume on headphones that children wear. Especially if theyre using them for extended periods of time, the headphones can damage hearing. Consider doing quiet activities on airplanes and road trips instead of turning up the volume on the headphones to hear a movie over the outside noise.