Hearing Conservation at Home


Nearly half of adult children say that their parent’s hearing loss has affected their relationship with that parent.

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According to a recent survey by Energizer, 45 percent of adult children said that a parent’s loss of hearing has affected their parental relationship. In addition, one in three of those surveyed said their parent misses important details about their lives.

Tellingly, 72 percent of parents agree with those findings. So, yes: it does matter.

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source: Energizer Battery, 2009

Workplace noise isn’t any more or less harmful than any other type of noise. It’s exactly the same.

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Hazardous noise occurs both on the job and off. You are exposed to dangerous noise levels in many areas of your life, whether at a music concert, a racetrack, using a belt sander or just mowing the lawn. All hazardous noise, wherever you are exposed to it, forms part of an overall cumulative risk that can damage your hearing—even if you follow every HPD rule at work.

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source: National Institute of Health Pub. No. 00-4848

Shutting out distracting aural stimuli in your vicinity can enhance your ability to concentrate.

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Using earplugs helps to keep your mind free from unwanted intrusions (or “white noise”), allowing you to keep your attention on what you’re doing, rather than what everyone else in the world is doing around you.

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source: New York Times, 2009