Clark Audiology & Hearing Aid Center
401 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19403

Hearing Loss Prevention

 Take care of your hearing

Your ears are delicate organs. By taking a few simple steps to protect them, you may be able to prevent hearing loss caused by excessive noise or foreign objects.

To protect yourself from noise:

  • Pay attention to noise in your workplace. If the sound level exceeds 85 dB SPL, reduce the noise level or wear ear protectors.
  • Lower the volume of your television, stereo and iPod. Take special care if you use headphones or earbuds.
  • Be careful not to turn up your car stereo volume too loudly to compensate for noise from the engine or the wind.
  • Wear custom noise filters or solid earplugs if you go to rock concerts or nightclubs. Take a break so your ears can rest, and don’t stand near loudspeakers.
  • Wear earmuffs or solid earplugs for outstanding noise protection if you use noisy equipment such as drills, lawnmowers, etc.

To avoid damage from foreign objects:

  • Don’t use cotton wool to protect or clean your ears. Doing so may push wax down onto your eardrum and can increase the production of wax and/or damage the eardrum.
  • Don’t put fingers, cotton swabs or towels in your ears. These can also push wax down onto your eardrum and damage your skin.
  • Avoid washing with unclean water to prevent ear infections.

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Clark Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, 401 West Germantown Pike East Norriton, PA 19403
Serving Audobon, Blue Bell, Eagleville, Lafayette Hill, Lansdale, Plymouth Meeting