Hearing Loss

Posted on January 3, 2011

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Hearing loss may happen as you get older, but it’s not all out of your control. According to MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, both environmental factors and genetics can play a role. Here are some tips that HealthDay News got from the American Academy of Family Physicians about how to help prevent hearing loss.

  • Avoid loud noises when possible
  • Don’t listen to the radio or television at high volumes
  • Wear ear plugs or other ear protection if you have to be around loud noises
  • Get your hearing checked regularly

Don’t use one noise to drown out another noise. For example, if you’re using a blender, don’t make the television louder to cover the blender noise.

If you would like to obtain other information from the National Library of Medicine, you may contact our health information specialist, Angelo, at the Mayor’s Health Line by calling 617-534-5050

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