Your sense of hearing connects you to the people you love. When your hearing is intact, you can hear their questions, their concerns, and their words of love for you. An acute sense of hearing can also protect you from danger. Falling trees, cries of warning, and motors accelerating in your direction will all be heard.
Despite the importance of our sense of hearing, both in our personal and professional lives, it is one of the senses that most of us take for granted. We punish our ears with loud noises at work and at home, and that ongoing noise pollution can lead to hearing losses that are hard to correct.
This guide can help. We have collected information on how hearing works, how hearing loss happens within specific types of jobs, and what you can do to protect your hearing at home and at work.