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Living With Hearing Damage:
A Comprehensive Guide to Better Hearing


This content has been produced with our partners at ACS Custom

Living with hearing damage can be a challenging journey, and understanding its causes is crucial for effective prevention and management. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the various causes of hearing damage, explore strategies for better hearing, introduce the protective power of ACS Custom earplugs, and unveil the transformative potential of eargym.

Understanding the causes of hearing damage

Noise exposure: The silent aggressor


Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the leading causes of hearing damage. Whether it’s the roar of heavy machinery, the blare of loud music at concerts, or prolonged exposure in noisy workplaces, excessive levels of sound can damage the delicate structures of the inner ear over time.

Prevention tip: Limit your exposure to loud environments, and when in these spaces, rely on ACS Custom earplugs for tailored and effective guaranteed protection.

Age-related hearing loss: A natural progression


As we age, our hearing abilities naturally decline and it’s often the higher frequencies that we lose first. This type of hearing loss, known as presbycusis, typically begins to occur in mid-life. It involves the gradual loss of sensitivity to high-frequency sounds and is often exacerbated by genetics and lifestyle factors, including our level of noise exposure.


Prevention tip: While age-related hearing loss is a natural part of ageing, protecting your hearing throughout your life can slow its progression.


Could ototoxic medications be unseen culprits?


Certain medications, known as ototoxic drugs, have the potential to cause hearing damage. These include some antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and certain chemotherapy medications. Monitoring your medication and discussing potential side effects with your healthcare provider is crucial.


Prevention tip: Stay informed about the side effects of your medications and consult your healthcare provider if you have concerns about their impact on your hearing.


Traumatic injuries: The unexpected threat


Physical trauma to the head or ears, such as a severe blow or explosion, can lead to hearing damage. Even if the external injuries are not apparent, the delicate structures of the inner ear can be affected.


Prevention tip: Take precautions in environments with potential risk of traumatic injuries and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any head or ear injuries.

Hearing loss prevention with ACS Custom earplugs

Protecting your hearing with earplugs


Understanding the causes of hearing damage empowers you to take proactive steps in prevention. ACS Custom earplugs provide a personalised and effective solution tailored to your unique needs. By addressing the specific causes of hearing damage, ACS Custom earplugs offer:


  • Tailored protection: custom-moulded to your unique ear shape, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit.

  • Preserving sound quality: unlike generic earplugs, ACS Custom earplugs maintain the clarity of sound, allowing you to engage in conversations and maintain your ambient awareness.

  • Reusable and durable: a sustainable choice for long-term hearing protection, ACS Custom earplugs are a reliable investment in your auditory health.

Managing and improving your hearing with eargym

eargym: Your personal hearing trainer

Understanding the causes of hearing loss is just the beginning. eargym, an innovative hearing care platform, offers the chance to improve your hearing by providing:


  • Comprehensive testing: understand more about your hearing health with detailed testing.

  • Tailored training: complete targeted hearing exercises designed to improve your auditory skills.

  • Progress tracking: monitor changes in your hearing over time and see how much you could improve in a matter of weeks.

Embracing better hearing

Whether your hearing damage is due to noise exposure, age-related factors, medications or traumatic injuries, there are steps you can take to protect and improve your hearing. By understanding the causes and utilising products like ACS Custom earplugs and eargym, you can embark on a journey towards better hearing and a richer, more connected life.


Invest in your hearing health today because every sound, every conversation, and every moment is worth hearing.

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Don’t let the sound of silence be a consequence of hearing loss. With ACS Custom earplugs and eargym, you can savour the magic of live events while safeguarding your precious sense of hearing. Invest in your auditory well-being today.

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