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Occupational hearing loss? Great Hearing Benefits can help!

Your source for discounted hearing aids, Great Hearing Benefits, explains how to start controlling occupational hearing loss.
Date Posted: June 11, 2024

Hearing loss is a serious problem in the workplace, including on the farm. To ensure a safe and healthy work environment, it’s crucial to prioritize hearing safety. By following some key guidelines, you can safeguard your well-being on the job and minimize hearing loss.

Measure & Control Noise Levels — Employers should regularly assess the exposure levels to find areas with hazardous noise. Controlling noise at its source can significantly minimize the risk of hearing damage.

Establishing Hearing Loss Prevention Programs — It’s important to emphasize the importance of consistently and correctly using protective equipment to maximize its effectiveness.

Promote Regular Hearing Checks — Workers exposed to hazardous noise or ototoxic (harmful to the ear) chemicals should get annual hearing tests. Employers should proactively address potential issues and take measures to protect employees’ hearing.

Encourage Open Communication — Regular discussions about hearing safety and providing feedback can reveal potential issues and address them promptly.

While hearing aids can’t stop hearing loss, they can help manage the impact of hearing loss and improve your daily life. By amplifying and clarifying sounds, hearing aids can enhance your communication, help you stay engaged with your surroundings, and contribute to your overall well-being. 

With your Farm Bureau membership, you can get excellent hearing aids from Great Hearing Benefits at up to 50% off.

For more information and to get in contact with Great Hearing Benefits check out the GHB savings page or contact MFB Member Benefits and Relations Department at 888-805-4864 — thank you for being a member!

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Cole Iaquinto

Member Benefits and Relations Manager
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