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      Look after your hearing

      It's never too early to start looking after your hearing. The World Health Organisation says that noise exposure is the biggest cause of permanent hearing damage around the world – and it’s avoidable.

      Listening to any sound at a high volume – more than 85 decibels, or dB(A) – can cause permanent hearing loss, tinnitus or both. This section explains the simple steps you can take to protect your hearing at work, when you listen to music and during noisy activities. There's also information about how to choose hearing protection and looking after your child's hearing.

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      Have you ever come out of a gig and realised your ears are ringing? Or found everything sounds a bit dull after you've been listening to music on your smartphone or other device? You could be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss or permanent tinnitus.

      Did you know that if you are in a noisy job your employer is obliged to take steps to protect your hearing, including making sure that you have hearing protection?

      Have you ever noticed your small child crying when they are around loud noise? If so it could be because their ears are more sensitive to certain high-pitched sounds than ours.

      If you're exposed to unavoidable noise at work or home you may be wondering what hearing protection will help reduce the sound reaching your ears while feeling comfortable and easy to use.

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      Look after your hearing

      It's never too early to start looking after your hearing. The World Health Organisation says that noise exposure is the biggest cause of permanent hearing damage around the world – and it’s avoidable!