Take a closer look at these illustrated graphics that can help you protect your hearing and prevent hearing loss.
Hearing loss prevention and protection starts with education. How loud is too loud? Are there potentially dangerous sounds lurking in your home? What tools can help protect your hearing? You can find the answers to these and other questions in the following compilation of hearing loss prevention and hearing health protection infographics:
Keep reading to see what you can learn from these graphics that contain helpful hearing loss prevention and hearing protection information.
Safe vs. Dangerous Decibel Levels
How loud is too loud? Once you hit about 85dB, you’re starting to wander into the danger zone. This dangerous side is where you’ll find noises like a subway train, motorcycle, snowblower, rock concert, jackhammer, and firecracker. This infographic explains more about which sounds are safe and which may be dangerous, and how you can use hearing loss prevention to protect your hearing from damage.
Noise Levels of Common Household Items
In addition to the noises you may encounter when you’re out and about, there are also hundreds of sounds in your household that you may not even realize. Some can affect your hearing much more than you think and may also increase the risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). For instance, did you know just the flush of a toilet ranges from 75-85dB? That places it at the higher end of the safe decibel zone. One in four American adults are impacted by noise-induced hearing loss each year, so keep reading and check out our infographic to learn which household items are the loudest.
Road Trip Tips with Hearing Loss
There are many things to consider when going on a road trip with hearing loss. The helpful tips in this road trip-themed graphic will help you make the most out of your experience. You will learn everything from how to communicate with passengers to hearing loss-friendly games that you can play along the way. Check out this fun and informative infographic on what you should know for your road trip here.
7 Ways to Protect Your Hearing this Winter
As the months start to cool down, there are many cozy activities to enjoy in winter. However, some of these activities – like snow blowing – can be too loud for safety, and it’s best to take certain precautions to help prevent hearing damage. Explore the infographic here to learn how you can protect your hearing during the winter months.
6 Gentle Yoga Exercises to Promote Better Hearing
You may be familiar with the many health benefits of yoga, but did you know science suggests that certain gentle yoga poses may also help promote better hearing? There are two potential effects it may have on hearing: increased circulation to ears that helps promote nerve function and relaxed muscle tissue. While not everyone will experience improved hearing with yoga, check out all the poses you can try for better hearing to see how they may benefit you.
A Visual Guide to Hearing Protection Tips
When it comes to hearing loss prevention, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts. Your ears are complex organs, and they connect to several other parts of your body, so it pays to take care of them. This infographic and article illustrate some of the most important tips to follow, such as getting regular hearing screenings and staying away from invasive materials like cotton swabs in your ears. What else should you know? Learn more in the visual guide here.
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