New website helps young Australians check noise exposure

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People can now make these hearing checks online, thanks to this new website developed as part of a collaborative program called the Hear Smart campaign.

So what is the solution  to preventing hearing loss for our young people?

The message to young people is that it is important to always protect your ears in loud environments. This can include wearing earplugs at concerts and loud music venues, taking time out and breaks outside when at clubs, spending time in chill out rooms and limiting the total time spent per week at nightclubs and other loud venues.

Tips for protecting your hearing

  • Avoid loud sounds and noise if you can.
  • If you use a personal stereo, set the volume at a moderate level – where you can hear someone who is at arm’s length without him or her having to shout.
  • Avoid turning up the level of your personal stereo to try and drown out other background noise.
  • Use noise-cancelling headphones with personal stereos. These headphones reduce unwanted ambient noise. This makes it possible to listen to music without raising the volume excessively as the personal stereo does not need to be turned up to compete with other external noise.

Check out the new website here.

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