Hearing Loss Prevention

Tips for Protecting Your Ears:
  • Limit amount of time exposed to loud noise
  • Move away from the source of the noise
  • Turn down the volume of your television, radio or stereo
  • Choose foam headphones versus small ear buds when listening to a personal MP3 or CD player
  • Compare dB ratings and buy quieter products. The lower the dB rating the better
  • Cover your ears or use ear protection whenever possible
  • When you are suddenly exposed to loud noises, cup your hands over your ears or put a fingertip into each ear canal

Types of Earplugs:
  • Disposable Earplugs
  • Reusable Plugs
  • Earmuffs
  • Custom-fit Earplugs (Musician’s Earplugs)