Remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot, goes the traditional rhyme.
And the one thing we should all remember as we watch the fireworks going off around us over the next few days is to make sure we aren’t putting our hearing health in danger.
This is especially important as far as children are concerned. Their hearing is more sensitive than the hearing of adults, especially when it comes to high pitched sounds.
We should all think about protecting our hearing at loud events by wearing earplugs and children should always wear noise-reducing ear defenders. It’s also a good idea to keep a good distance away from all sources of loud noise, including fireworks and loud speakers. The louder the noise the less time it takes to damage hearing permanently.
Staying Safe Tips
To make sure we all enjoy a safe Bonfire Night here are some tips from Starkey Hearing:
- Adults should be at least 20 metres away from fireworks, while children should be kept at a minimum distance of 60 metres.
- Young infants should not be exposed to the loud sounds of fireworks, as lasting hearing damage can occur.
- Earplugs are a Bonfire Night essential to protect against hearing loss. Filtered earplugs will reduce the high and potentially harmful noise levels while ensuring that you can still enjoy the sounds that are synonymous with November 5th.
- Remember your pets. Cats and dogs have far more sensitive hearing than humans, so make sure they are kept indoors and not left alone.
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Enjoy your Bonfire Night fun and remember to protect your hearing