There really is no excuse to be so affected. Today's technology is producing solutions alongside the problems it is creating. It also specialises in ways to prevent certain hearing loss occurring in the first place, unless caused by a medical condition or natural aging. These include earphones and headphones as well as earplugs. Some are specially made for music, the noisy workplace - even riding your motorbike.
And they are an absolute must if you are fan of Formula 1!
If you do suspect you have suffered a hearing loss in this way, or have tinnitus, consult your GP or seek advice privately from bloom hearing specialists, free of charge, by calling the above number, or request an appointment.
More advice on how you can protect your hearing is provided here: Stop smoking - for the sake of those around you, your lungs - and your hearing, mp3 players and everyday things that can damage your hearing. How to protect yourself.