How can I make my hearing healthy?
- Use earplugs around loud noises.
- Turn the volume down.
- Give your ears time to recover.
- Stop using cotton swabs in your ears.
- Take medications only as directed.
- Keep your ears dry.
- Get up and move.
- Manage stress levels.
What are good hearing levels? The ‘normal’ hearing frequency range of a healthy young person is about 20 to 20,000Hz. Though a ‘normal’ audible range for loudness is from 0 to 180dB, anything over 85dB is considered damaging, so we should try not to go there. As we age, it’s the upper frequencies we lose first.
What is a healthy hearing range? Though a ‘normal’ audible range for loudness is 0 – 180dB, anything over 85dB is considered damaging for our hearing. Typically, the younger we are, the better we hear, and a healthy young person will have a hearing frequency range of about 20 to 20,000Hz.
What are the 3 early signs of hearing damage?
- Muffling of speech and other sounds.
- Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd.
- Trouble hearing consonants.
- Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly.
- Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio.