Hearing Loss Could Lead to Multiple Chronic Diseases for Millions of Brits
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Hearing Loss Could Lead to Multiple Chronic Diseases for Millions of Brits

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Hearing Loss Could Lead to Multiple Chronic Diseases for Millions of Brits PR Newswire IPSWICH, England, July 2, 2012 IPSWICH, England, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ear plug retailer, All Ear Plugs, urges Brits to take more care in protecting their ears following the release of data from the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) in the US linking hearing loss to chronic diseases.

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Hearing Loss Could Lead to Multiple Chronic
Diseases for Millions of Brits
PR Newswire
IPSWICH, England, July 2, 2012
IPSWICH, England
,
July 2, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Ear plug retailer, All Ear Plugs, urges Brits to take more care in protecting their
ears following the release of data from the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) in the
US linking hearing loss to chronic diseases.
With new BHI studies connecting hearing loss to the onset of Alzheimer's, heart
disease, chronic kidney diseases and diabetes, millions of Brits could be at risk
from further health complications. After all, the World Health Organisation
(WHO) estimates that by 2031, 14.5 million people in the UK will suffer from
some form of hearing loss.
Prevention could not be more important; a message All Ear Plugs has been
spreading for over seven years. The leading retailer supports the
announcement by BHI Executive Director, Sergei Kochkin PhD in which he
states "Hearing loss is far more serious than people realise. When left
unaddressed, hearing loss negatively affects virtually every aspect of an
individual's life."
Speaking of his concern, Rob Doole, Managing Director of All Ear Plugs, adds:
"With the study also purporting to significantly affect a person's mental
wellbeing with links to depression, cognitive decline and anxiety, in addition to
chronic life limiting illnesses, it is crucial people take the right precautionary
measures.
"What people do not realise is that every day moderate sounds have the ability
to damage hearing when a person is repeatedly exposed to them for lengthy
periods of time."
The considered level of sound that is safe for people to hear without the use of
ear plugs is measured at 85dB. With lawnmowers measuring 90dB and
underground stations 88dB, it is relatively easy to see how easy it is for hearing
loss to develop. When it comes to determining how hearing loss is measured,
many audiologists go by two determining factors; the level of noise and how
long you are exposed to it.
According to the ear plugs specialists, for every three decibels over 85dB the
time you can be exposed to it without running the risk of temporary or
permanent damage is halved. For a sound that is measured at 88dB
continuously the permissible exposure time is four hours, but for a measured
91dB noise the time descends down to only two hours of continuous exposure.
For those unsure whether the sounds they frequently come into contact with
could be damaging their health, All Ear Plugs' infographic of their website
highlights the noise level produced by everyday occurrences.
Notes to editors:
AboutAll Ear Plugs
. Founded in 2004, All Ear Plugs have dedicated their time
to send their message across the UK and the rest of the world concerning
hearing loss and the importance of protecting it. In their most recent bid to
have their customers share their information, All Ear Plugs created the Why
You Should Use Ear Protection infographic, which has been well received so far.
Creating awareness and offering a service that will help people preserve their
hearing and that of their children's is at the heart of everything All Ear Plugs do.
Useful Links
Data on extent of hearing loss in the UK derived from Action For Hearing Loss
http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/your-hearing/about-deafness-and-
hearing-loss/statistics.aspx
For further information from The Better Hearing Institute's studies visit
http://www.betterhearing.org
To access All Ear Plugs' guidance on using the right ear protection visit
http://www.allearplugs.com/help-centre/why-you-should-use-ear-
protection.aspx
Contact details;
Rob Doole
help@onezerosix.com
site; http://www.earplugshops.com,
phone; +44(0)1473-603533