Prevention is the best medication for all illnesses. When exposed to loud noises people should try to wear earplugs.
“Lawnmowers, power sanders, vacuums, and most concerts are examples of loud noises that may hurt hearing.”
When it is not possible to wear earplugs it is recommended to walk away from the noise or to cover your ears with hands.
If a person works in a very loud and noisy environment, the employer should be talked to and convinced to install some barrier walls or mufflers to protect the workers’ hearing.
If workers’ hearing is damaged permanently employers should be aware of the fact they are hurting their most valuable natural assets.
Recommendations for preventing hearing loss are to protect your ears in the workplace, have your hearing regularly tested, and to avoid recreational risk.