Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Jan | 2017/04/01

Q.

Toe ore.

My ore het 2 dae gelede op skietbaan toegeslaan. Het vergeet om ootskerm op te sit. Wat kan ek doen?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert
- 2017/04/05

Hello Jan

I would recommend that you schedule a hearing test and keep your surrounding calm and quiet in the meantime.

Sometimes after loud noise exposure, one can experience what is called a temporary threshold shift.  This lessens hearing sensitivity but only temporarily. The advise differs on how long a temporary threshold shift can last, from hours to days.  One can also experience a permanent threshold shift, where the hearing is not expected to recover. Best to have the hearing checked and make sure you keep your hearing protection with you in situations of loud noise exposure.

Good luck

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