October is National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month

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October is National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month

Tue, 10/10/2017

Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable, so be sure to protect your hearing when you are in a noisy environment such as a concert or sports stadium. How loud is too loud? Take a look at this infographic.

Looking for hearing protection that looks cool too? Check out OTOGEAR. During National Protect Your Hearing Month, OTOGEAR will be donating a portion of profits to HLAA. Thank you, OTOGEAR!

Get your hearing checked by an audiologist, especially if you find yourself turning the volume up on the TV, or have trouble in meetings or on conference calls. A hearing test is generally covered by insurance.

To find an audiologist visit:

Helpful Links:

Should I See an Audiologist?                       
Patient Information Handout by ASHA

Do You Know How to Recognize Hearing Loss?        
Quiz for recognizing hearing loss by AARP

Loud Noise Can Cause Hearing Loss           
Recognize early signs of hearing loss from loud noise and take steps to protect your hearing from the CDC National Center for Environmental Health. Includes shareable media.

Vital Signs: Too Loud! For Too Long!                      
Includes CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a graphic fact sheet and website, a media release, and social media tools. Most of the materials are available in English and Spanish.     

Protect your hearing because noise-induced hearing loss is completely preventable but at this point, there is no cure.