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Your hearing is one of your most important senses; however, it’s estimated that 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss.

Hearing loss is a serious issue, as the death of the fine hairs in your inner ear that interpret sounds correlate directly to dead brain tissue. If you want to do the best to take care of your hearing so it’ll last you into your older years, follow the tips below.

Protect your ears in the workplace
In today’s world, the office is a loud place. Specially designed headphones can protect your ears by either cancelling outside noise completely (thus reducing the need to turn your music up louder) or bringing loud sounds down to an acceptable decibel level.

Wear ear protection during recreational activities
Some recreational activities – such as attending sporting events, rock concerts, or riding snowmobiles or ATVs – can result in significant hearing loss. When participating in these activities, it’s important to wear highly-rated ear protection that’s guaranteed to spare your ears any excess damage.

Undergo regular hearing tests
You may suffer from hearing loss so slight that it’s nearly impossible to notice on your own. But regular hearing checkups can alert you to any loss of hearing, and help you and your doctor prevent the spread of any future hearing loss.

Protecting your hearing is one of the most important things you can do to keep a high quality of life. If you need a hearing test, please call us today at 212-288-0900 and schedule a consultation with Dr. John Abroon.