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Hearing A–Z

For business owners and managers

Wearing protective equipment can help to prevent damage to one of your most important senses.

Once your hearing is damaged it will never return to exactly what it was, even with hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Wear earplugs or earmuffs when using home handyman equipment or anything that makes loud or continuous noise, such as musical instruments.

You should buy properly fitting earbuds for your personal music player.

Children must be protected from excessive noise. Don’t take children to rock concerts where the sound may damage their tender ears.

If you have to yell to be heard by the person next to you, the noise could be damaging your hearing.

Having the music loud in your car could damage your ears and those of anyone in the car. It doesn’t show people how good your stereo system is. It shows people that you will be looking at hearing aids later in your life.

This fact sheet was created for public information by Deafness Forum of Australia. It is the national advocacy body for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Australians. It represents all interests and viewpoints including those people who have a chronic disorder of the ear and those who are Deafblind.

Download a printable version of the fact sheet.