You might be surprised to find that you need to actively protect your hearing from loud noise injuries. Things like racing cars, riding motorcycles, playing in a band or hunting can hurt you.
Autos of all dimensions are checked for legal noise discharge decibels. This includes compact cars, S.U.V.’s, huge 18 wheelers and also all mobile home and R.V.’ s. Did you recognize if you put a flashy muffler such as glass packs on your motor vehicle to give it a sporty roar, you can obtain a ticket from law enforcement for breaking the sound decibels created for that sort of automobile. It’s real. You could likewise acquire a ticket if your motor vehicle makes too much sound because of it’s original tailpipe being broken. Most areas can likewise ticket you for motoring with your car stereo too loud. This is definitely a form of self injury!
Whether the loud noise is from music in your own vehicle, a squealing microphone giving feedback at a concert, shooting a gun while hunting in the deer woods or any other type of sudden loud noise you can do damage to your hearing. Did you shoot the gun? Probably. Did you go to the concert? Well, yes. And did you turn on the car with the music blasting? Yes. Then you hurt your ears, doing injury to your hearing.
If you ride a motorcycle, play in a band, or work at a gun range you can lose your ability to hear well. It’s important to keep this sense working. It affects quality of life in a big way. Many people don’t realize that being able to hear can affect your relationships, work opportunities and keep you from going senile early. What? Yep. When we quit hearing we start to lose our ability to process sounds and language. That’s huge. Many studies the last few years indicate that senility and alzheimers can be staved off with hearing aids.
So if you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves or not being able to understand what others are saying, especially in places where background noise interferes you should consider getting hearing test.
Not only can loud noises impact your hearing health you can also get tinnitus from it. That is a constant dull ringing in your ears that doesn’t stop. Most people are completely distracted by it. William Shatner has been suffering from tinnitus for decades. So, for both reasons you should learn how to protect your ears.
So if you ride a Harley, (or rice patty bike), or play music or enjoy listening to it cranked up, hunting or doing other things that can do real damage to your cute little ears, you need to consider wearing protection. And if it’s too late and you’ve already injured yourself in this way, consider getting your hearing tested and maybe trying some hearing aids.