Hearing damage could present as an irritating ringing sound in your ears (tinnitus). It has a significant impact on your performance and social life.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.1 billion young people run the risk of damage to their hearing, because they expose themselves to excessive levels of noise at clubs, bars, concerts, sport events and by means of their Smartphones.
Are you bothered by a squeaking sound in your ears?
It could present itself as an irritating ringing sound in your ears (tinnitus). It has a significant impact on your performance and social life. Most young people prefer to study in a quiet environment, but this ringing sound in the ears happens to be loudest then. The ringing is also exacerbated by stress, during exam times, for example.
Another possible consequence is less acute hearing, which makes it difficult to follow a conversation. This limits your opportunities in the labor market. A company's success starts with effective communication and that is why understanding speech is a non-negotiable requirement, even more so now than ever before. Good, healthy hearing is important for reaching the pinnacle of your career later on.
Are you often exposed to loud music? Then be sensible and use earplugs. Invest in good earplugs and avoid an annoying ringing in your ears. Ask our preventive audiologists for advice.
Avoid a false sense of security: have your earplugs checked.
How will you know if your earplugs are protecting you properly? It is important to have your earplugs checked every year by our preventive audiologists to see that they work properly (leak tightness).
Have your hearing checked: it is as important as going to the dentist for a check-up!
It is important to get a picture of what your hearing is like. Certainly when you have a squeaking or a whistling sound in your ears, or when you notice that everything sounds a bit muffled.
Contact our preventive audiologists. They will examine your hearing using Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs). This is a new technique that detects hearing damage at a very early stage already, so that you can take appropriate measures in good time.