- This prevents them from effectively processing incoming soundwaves, causing noise-induced hearing loss. Many of us are regularly exposed to hazardous noise levels:
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 1 billion people globally are at high risk due to recreational exposure to loud noise. This includes loud noise from personal audio devices and in social settings.
- According to the Hearing Health Foundation, 22 million people are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in the workplace.
- Musicians can be up to four times more likely to develop hearing loss.
This highlights the importance of protecting hearing health. Noise-induced hearing loss is entirely preventable. An effective way to prevent it is by wearing hearing protection. Hearing protection includes items that provide a protective barrier for the ears: headphones, earplugs, earbuds, earmuffs, etc.