Prevention

Noise induced hearing loss is 100 percent preventable. All individuals should understand the hazards of noise and how to practice good hearing health in everyday life.

To protect your hearing:

  • Know which noises can cause damage (those at or above 85 decibels).
  • Wear earplugs or other hearing protective devices when involved in a loud activity (special earplugs and earmuffs are available at hardware and sporting goods stores).
  • Be alert to hazardous noise in the environment.
  • Protect the ears of children who are too young to protect their own.
  • Make family, friends, and colleagues aware of the hazards of noise.

If you suspect hearing loss, book a hearing test with Audiovannah at the Trauma Center and Hospital, Harare.