When a cause has an entire month dedicated to it, you know it must be important. For years, October has been designated National Protect Your Hearing Month. Why? Because hearing isn’t just important — hearing is essential!
Hearing plays a huge role in our physical health, emotional well-being and overall quality of life. The sound of laughter, music, the great outdoors, or simply conversations with friends and family fill each day and become vital parts of memories that last a lifetime.
That’s why it’s wise and right to protect your hearing and keep it the best it can be for as long as you can.
Protecting your hearing can help prevent hearing loss
Protecting your hearing is the simplest way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and exposure to loud noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. According to the CDC, “about 40 million US adults aged 20-69 have noise-induced hearing loss,” and one in four of us who report that our hearing is good already have hearing damage.
Luckily, NIHL is preventable. In fact, it’s the only preventable cause of hearing loss. (Sorry, but age-related hearing loss will remain unpreventable until a real fountain of youth is discovered.)
That’s where National Protect Your Hearing Month comes into play. It’s an entire month dedicated to increasing public awareness about the importance of hearing and good hearing protection practices.
Protecting your hearing isn't hard to do
At Starkey, we’re huge fans of this month — and are here to help with these hearing protection tips and this video.
If you have questions or concerns about your hearing, we can help with that too. Just call 1-888-908-1845 or click here and we’ll connect you with an experienced hearing healthcare professional near you who can answer all your questions.
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