Health Hint: Hearing

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. Since May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, this month’s Health Hint focuses on hearing.

Noise–induced hearing loss can be triggered by listening to loud music with your ear bud headphones. It’s not unusual for people to listen to music at a high volume for long periods of time. However, it is important to be mindful of the time and volume level spent with ear buds and to understand the long-term effects of hearing loss. If other people around you can hear what you are listening too, you are more than likely damaging your hearing.”

Dr. Ross Tonini, audiologist in the department of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery