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World Hearing Day 2022

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3rd Mar 2022

March 3rd is World Hearing Day

 

With over a billion young people at risk of avoidable hearing loss due to recreational sounds, the focus of the World Hearing Day 2022 is on hearing loss prevention through safe listening.

 

The theme ‘To hear for life, listen with care’ signifies that to have good hearing across the life course, it is important to take care of one’s ears and listen safely.

It is possible to have good hearing across the life coursethrough ear and hearing care.

Many common causes of hearing loss can be prevented,including that which is caused by exposure to loud sounds.

Practicing safe listening can mitigate the risk of hearing loss associatedwith recreational sound exposure .

 

 

 

Loud sounds damage ears!

Listening to loud sounds damages sensory cells in your ears. This can lead to noise-induced hearing loss or ringing in the ear (tinnitus).

 

You could be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss if you regularly:

  • work in a noisy place,
  • listen to audio over head/earphones,
  • visit places with amplified music e.g., nightclubs, concerts, or fitness classes.

 

 

 

 

 

Noise-induced hearing loss is permanent

Hearing loss due to noise cannot be reversed.

People with hearing loss can benefit from hearing devices and rehabilitation services.

 

 

 

 

 

But, noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented!

Safe listening practices can prevent hearing loss. The louder you listen, the shorter the time for listening safely.

By turning the volume down or protecting your ears, you can listen for longer without harming your hearing.

 

 

 

 

Adopt these simple safe listening behaviors:

 

  • Keep the volume down

Set your device’s volume level to no more than 60% of maximum.

Use well-fitted, and noise cancelling headphones.

 

  • Protect your ears from loud sounds

Wear earplugs in noisy places.

Move away from sources of sound, such as loudspeakers.

 

  • Limit time spent engaged in noisy activities

In a noisy place, take regular breaks in a quiet area.

Limit daily use of personal audio devices.

 

  • Monitor listening levels

Use apps to monitor your sound exposure.

Choose devices with built-in safe listening features.

 

This World Hearing Day, RAYOVAC® is sharing stories from our real-life hearing heroes. Five ordinary people living ‘Life Without Limits’, Bethan, Danny, Alfie, Jake and Karen reveal how their hearing aids help them to get more out of life and we celebrate all that is possible with the right hearing solution.

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Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon Director of Audiology

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1st Mar 2022

COVID-19 Important Information About Our Practice

As you know, at Worcester & Stratford Hearing Centres we have always been focused on the health and safety of our patients and our team and now is no different. We will continue with our Covid-19 protocol and safety measures past the 24th of February, even though the government is lifting Covid restrictions in England.

Please be advised that this guidance does not apply to healthcare settings and by law, we are still required to follow the guidelines set by NHS England.

We are considering our governments guidance and the concerns from our patients and the members of our team, especially those who are vulnerable.

Therefore, we kindly ask all our patients and visitors to respect our decision and continue to follow our Covid-19 safety measures whilst in our practices. Please rest assured that every procedure we have put in place has safety and peace of mind at its very core.

We ask all our patients and visitors to wear face masks whilst in our practices, our Covid-19 assessments will take place before your appointments and restrictions on attendance will be in place if you have tested positive at the time of your appointment.
The whole team at Worcester & Stratford Hearing Centres thank you for your continued cooperation with our Covid safety measures, your customer loyalty and your caring response to all we do.

 

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