Excessive noise levels over a long period of time will damage our hearing gradually and painlessly. It is so gradual that you won’t even notice the deterioration from one day to the next.
The degree of hearing loss caused by excessive noise will depend on noise levels and length of exposure to the noise. Some sudden explosive sounds such as gun shots can be loud enough to cause immediate hearing damage.
Hearing loss due to noise exposure is permanent and at this stage there are no means or medication that can reverse the damage and restore your hearing back to normal. The best and only defense against noise induced hearing loss is by wearing hearing protection when you are exposed to noise.
No matter what your age, it is never too late to start wearing hearing protection. Even if you presently have a hearing impairment, it is important that you protect your remaining hearing. Hearing loss is permanent and hearing loss can and will get worse with further unprotected exposure.
Talk to All Ears in Hearing about which form of hearing device is best suited to your needs.