Are you looking to improve your hearing health? You’ve come to the right place, in this post we have our top 31 tips for improving your hearing health. These tips include when you should use ear protection, communication tips, where you can learn more about reduced hearing, and many others to help you navigate hearing health….let’s get started!
Better Hearing Tip #1: Working in a noisy environment? Wear ear plugs during work.
Better Hearing Tip #2: Noise cancelling headphones or volume limiting headphones help keep your music at safe listening levels.
Better Hearing Tip #3: Hearing loss often develops gradually. Have your hearing tested regularly. Contact CHHA-NL for a hearing screening.
Better Hearing Tip #4: Building a deck or doing renos? Wear ear protection & safety glasses when using power tools.
Better Hearing Tip #5: Summer is coming! Don’t forget to wear hearing protection when using a lawnmower.
Better Hearing Tip #6: Concerned about workplace noise? Contact us!
Better Hearing Tip #7: Check if you have any of the “common signs“ of hearing loss
Better Hearing Tip #8: Have hearing loss? Take an in-person speech (lip) reading class or sign up for our online lipreading course, Read Our Lips, to improve communication skills.
Better Hearing Tip #9: Working with Hearing Loss? There are many options available to help. Find out more here.Better Hearing Tip #10: Set up meetings so that everyone can see each other. Improved communication for all.
Better Hearing Tip #11: Communicating with someone with hearing loss? Ensure your face can be seen clearly at all times.
Better Hearing Tip #12: Mistakes happen! Ask for clarification if you are not certain about what has been said.Better Hearing Tip #13: Know someone with hearing loss? Educate yourself – find information and communication tips at www.chha-nl.ca
Better Hearing Tip #14: Unsure how your accessories work? Schedule an appointment with us- we’ll help to explain technology that may be confusing.
Better Hearing Tip #15: Have hearing loss? Ask for a copy of your audiogram (hearing test) and have it explained to you.
Better Hearing Tip #16: Be sure to read the product manual for your hearing technology to ensure you know everything it can do for you.
Better Hearing Tip #17: How loud is too loud? If you have to raise your voice to be heard, you should be wearing hearing protection.
Better Hearing Tip #18: Communicating with someone with hearing loss? Speak clearly and do not shout.
Better Hearing Tip #19: Ensure your infants and children are reaching speech and language milestones.
Better Hearing Tip #20: Have hearing loss? Be assertive. Tell others about your hearing loss and explain your communication needs.
Better Hearing Tip #21: Share your personal story of hearing loss to educate others.
Better Hearing Tip #22: Youth with hearing loss? Participate in youth groups to improve your leadership skills and make new friends.
Better Hearing Tip #23: Ask for important information like dates and times in writing, if possible.
Better Hearing Tip #24: Use technology such as amplified telephones and personal listening systems
Better Hearing Tip #25: Wearing hearing aids? Use a drying container overnight to remove moisture.
Better Hearing Tip #26: Reduce background noise wherever possible (turn off music, TV, close doors etc.) for improved communication.
Better Hearing Tip #27: Pay special attention to street signs, “Hearing Impaired Child in Area”
Better Hearing Tip #28: Know a senior with hearing loss? Our free online video provides tips for the whole family
Better Hearing Tip #29: Problems hearing in public spaces? Ask if they have personal listening technology available.
Better Hearing Tip #30: You can help to create better hearing for everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador by purchasing a ticket on the Ultimate Dream Home.
Better Hearing Tip #31: Take rest breaks – it takes a lot of energy to listen when you have hearing loss.