One in ten Americans has a type of hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Excessive noise exposure on the job is the most common cause of hearing loss. Some workers with long-term hearing loss have developed ways of adapting to the gradual onset of the disease, but the chronic effects of noise are real and can be devastating. The important thing is that regardless of your present level of hearing loss, it is never too late or too hard to prevent further damage. Workers who already have serious hearing loss have an even greater reason for saving the hearing they have left.
The 11th annual Air Quality Awareness Week takes place May 1 - May 5, 2017. During this week, everyone is encouraged to "Be Air Aware” at the start of Clean Air Month.
That being said, here are a few points to be aware of regarding air quality.
More American children are competing in sports than ever before. Sports help young athletes (children and adolescents) keep fit and builds their self-confidence. Unfortunately, injuries are nothing new in youth sports, and a potential problem should not prevent these young athletes from participating as part of an active and healthy lifestyle. Parents and coaches can and should play a big role in helping these young athletes stay in the game (so to speak) by teaching them about common injuries within their sports and best practices for injury prevention.
Do you think you get enough sleep each night? The National Sleep Foundation says everyone should aim to get between seven and a half to nine hours of sleep each night.