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Many of us probably take our hearing for granted. We listen to the radio or play a CD we like, and we turn up the volume when we hear a favorite song. Turning up the volume too loud, if done repeatedly over a period of time, can damage your hearing, however. Once your hearing has been damaged, your life will be difficult.

One way in which it will be difficult is because it will be very hard to find work. Most employers require their employees to have good hearing. Good hearing certainly helps in day-to-day communication on the job when talking with your coworkers and supervisor. It is especially important to have good hearing if you have a job that requires frequent phone use or if you work in fields such as public speaking or education.

In public speaking, you need to be able to hear yourself. If you are not aware of the volume of your speech, you will have problems. If you speak too softly, the audience will be unable to hear you. If you are too loud, they may cover their ears to tone down the volume and save their own hearing. Worst of all, they may walk out. If you lose your audience, it will be difficult to earn a living. If you protect your hearing, on the other hand, you can do well. Word will spread that you are a good speaker, and many people will come to listen to you.

Similarly, if you are in education, you need to have good hearing in order to teach your students and communicate with them. Students may have questions about concepts they do not understand, and if they do not get their questions answered, they may go elsewhere for the information. While it is important to learn to research, sources need to be reliable and accurate. If they are not reliable or accurate, the information may not be right.

Relationships will also be difficult if your hearing is damaged. It is very difficult to carry on a conversation with someone if you have to keep asking them to repeat themselves. You may find yourself being excluded from outings if others find it difficult to communicate with you.

Finally, your safety may be compromised if your hearing is damaged. If you are out running, for example, you may not hear the car coming up behind you. Good hearing will allow you to move out of the way and avoid getting hurt.

Protect your hearing by keeping the volume low. Music and television should be loud enough for you to hear it, but not loud enough to disturb your neighbors. In warm weather, some people like to ride in the car with the windows down. They may also have the radio on, allowing those around them to hear what they are listeining to. Sharing is nice, and it is important to share with others. The sharing concept does not necessarily apply to music, however. Those around you may be listening to different music, a radio talk show, or a lecture, perhaps. They may even want quiet so that they can talk with those they are riding with. Your loud music will get in their way. Turn it down. Others around you will appreciate it, and you will save your hearing.


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Gees Rob, are we clones? lol. Hollie, you are spot on here. I have ringing in my ears from years and years of standing in front of extremely loud sound equipment. I am never in silence. Take care of your hearing people!

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks for reading! :)

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  about 1 decade ago

Too late for me I only have 35% in the left ear and 45% in the right, fast on my way to deaf school... learnt to lip read years ago...

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  about 1 decade ago

Lip reading is a good skill. Thanks for reading! :)

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  about 1 decade ago
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