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.

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