Wear Ear Protection
Exposure to extremely loud, intense sounds can instantly tear the eardrum. Gunshots, explosions, and jet engines are examples of the types of sounds that may trigger this condition. To reduce their risk, patients who work as ground staff at airports or who visit shooting ranges should wear sufficient ear protection. Ear protection is also necessary for individuals participating in some types of military training exercises. Different types of ear protection are needed for specific situations, and patients should always seek advice from their employers or from staff about the most appropriate ear protection for their particular situation. In many cases, employers are required to provide appropriate ear protection to their employees, and patients should ask about this. If patients notice any changes in their hearing after exposure to loud sounds, they should have a prompt evaluation from a physician.
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