It's that time of year again. Students, teachers and volunteers are all heading back to school. Whether you have kids, teenagers or even parents returning to the classroom, we felt this was a great time to raise awareness of the possible risks to your hearing health.
Here is our top 5 list of risky "hearing situations" to be aware of when returning to school:
1. Listening to you MP3 player or iPod at high volume for long periods of time can definitely hurt your hearing.
2. Wear hearing protection when working with heavy duty machinery or tools in your shop or mechanic classes.
3. Be hearing aware when playing sports or even watching the big game. The noise of the crowd can peak to dangerous levels.
4. Even in music class or band practice the noise levels can get pretty high. Be careful beside the cymbal player!
5. Believe it or not even the school bell and fire alarms are loud enough to hurt your hearing if you are close to one.
Our own hearing consultant Sabreena Grewal, RHIP recently appeared on "Global BC Morning News" to talk about going back to school:
If you have any questions let us know in the comments section or call one of our clinics in your area.