sábado, 30 de junio de 2018

Your Health – Your Environment Blog | Blogs | CDC

Your Health – Your Environment Blog | Blogs | CDC


The National Center for Environmental Health at CDC encourages you to show off your noise-cancelling headphones while participating in noisy activities this summer. Snap a photo of yourself, your family, and your friends, and share on social media. Be certain to tag your photo with #SafeHearingSelfie.
Below are some suggestions of noisy activities:
  • Watching summer fireworks on the 4th of July
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Using a gas lawn edger to manicure the lawn
  • Using power tools for that summer project
  • Watching a baseball game and cheering on your favorite team
  • Attending a summer concert
  • Exercise class
  • Watching a stock car race
  • Jet skiing or motor boating
  • Going to the movies

Everyday sounds typically do not damage your hearing. However, many people participate in activities that produce harmful sound levels, such as attending loud sporting events and music concerts and using power tools. Such activities, when repeated over time, will cause
hearing loss.
Loud noise can damage sensitive parts of the ear, causing ringing or buzzing in the ear
(tinnitus), increased sensitivity to sound (hyperacusis), and hearing loss. Repeated exposure to loud noise over the years affects how well you hear later in life and how quickly you develop hearing problems, even after exposure has stopped.
Avoiding noisy situations is the best prevention. But if you can’t avoid the noise, use
adequate hearing protection. You can protect your hearing and still do the things you enjoy.

Use your #SafeHearingSelfie to encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers
to protect their hearing while enjoying their favorite activities this summer.
More important, please practice what you post year-round by planning ahead so you
are always prepared to protect your hearing while enjoying your favorite activities.
Your ears will thank you for it!
For more information on how “Loud Noise Can Cause Hearing Loss,” visit https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/default.html

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