Hearing protection Photo by Peter King/Fox Photos/Getty Images
1st August 1972: Christine Harris wearing Auralgard II Ear Defenders during an exhibition at the Design Centre in London. (Photo by Peter King/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Hearing Health: It’s In Your Head, Part 1

When it comes to noise-induced hearing loss, there’s a lot of denial in the live sound world. Noise-induced damage is cumulative and irreversible, and most importantly, preventable.

When it comes to noise-induced hearing loss, there’s a lot of denial in the live sound world. Professional engineers understand ear physiology, safe sound exposure, and the risk factors that make them vulnerable to hearing loss, tinnitus, and other disorders. They’re aware that noise-induced damage is cumulative and irreversible, and most importantly, preventable. Yet too often, they ignore the warning signs and avoid taking appropriate measures to protect themselves.

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