SuaraCianjur.Id- Hearing loss is a health problem that often occurs in society. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2021, around 466 million people in the world have hearing loss, and it is estimated that this number will continue to increase.
However, it should be noted that most hearing loss can be prevented. According to the WHO, about 60% of hearing loss can be prevented with the right precautions.
Prevention of hearing loss can be done in various ways, ranging from simple methods to more complex medical procedures. Here are some preventive measures that can be taken:
Avoid sounds that are too loud
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Exposure to sound that is too loud can damage the hearing cells in the ear and cause hearing loss.
Use ear protection
To reduce the risk of hearing loss due to exposure to loud noises, ear protection is highly recommended.
Avoid foreign objects in the ear
Avoiding inserting foreign objects into the ear is also a very important preventive measure.
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Avoid drugs that are harmful to the ear
Certain medications can damage the hearing cells in the ear and cause hearing loss.
Maintain ear health
Keeping the ears clean and avoiding ear infections are also very important preventive measures. Untreated ear infections can cause hearing loss.
By taking the proper precautions, most hearing loss can be prevented.
Source: Instagram Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia
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