Protecting your hearing

Protecting your ears from loud noises can help to reduce the risk of suffering with conditions such as tinnitus and loss of hearing. Below are a few simple rules to follow to help protect your hearing:

  • Don’t listen to your music too loud, especially if you are using headphones as this can damage your ears. Research suggests that most young people have their music too loud; this can cause permanent damage to the ears as it contributes to hearing loss.
  • Wear protective ear guards if you work around loud machinery or in noisy environments; examples of these careers include working outside at airports or on the roads.

Guide to Hearing and Speech Problems

Hearing and speech

Speech disorders

Causes of hearing problems

Causes of speech problems

How can I tell if my child has hearing problems?

What are the effects of hearing loss on development?

Getting help for hearing problems

Getting help for speech problems

Protecting your hearing

Hearing Test