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How Audio Production Professionals Protect Their Hearing

July 31, 2012 IADT Nashville, IADT General, Audio Production 0 Comments

Audio Production HearingDo you love the current trends of headphones and loud music? Or maybe you work in a setting that requires you to listen to loud noises. Do you also want to protect your ears responsibly so you can continue to enjoy that music?

Headphones and loud music are two of the leading causes of hearing loss. Audio production professionals know this from experience, and they’ve come up with helpful ways to protect their ears. Learn how audio production professionals protect their hearing so you can save yours.

Turn down your music. When you listen to loud music, your ears adjust to the louder noise. This tricks your brain into thinking the music is softer and can be safely turned up. In reality, the louder the noise, the more damage your ears endure. If you keep your music at a lower level, your ears adjust to listening at that level. You won’t feel the need to keep turning it up because your ears start to enjoy the lower level.

Take breaks from listening. If you are required to be around noise for a long period of time, like one of those audio production professionals, it’s important to rest your ears. After a long span of listening, take a break in silence to let your ears readjust to a quieter environment.

Wear earplugs. This is an easy solution for protecting your ears while around loud noises. If the noise is loud enough, you can to complete your work even while wearing earplugs, so consider this extra precaution.

Listen to your ears. Your ears tell you when they’ve had too much: they ring or your hearing is dulled. When you notice this happening, take a break or turn down the volume. Use these symptoms to your advantage.

Get your hearing checked. While this might not help with preventing already-present hearing damage, it can help you avoid further hearing loss. If your doctor tells you that your hearing is damaged, you know it’s time to start protecting your ears with some of the precautions listed above. It doesn’t have to get worse if you start taking care of your hearing now.

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