EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE CAN LEAD TO PERMANENT HEARING LOSS. YOU
SHOULD TRY TO REDUCE THE NOISE WHENEVER POSSIBLE, OR LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TIME
TO PROTECT YOUR HEARING.
If you cannot avoid loud sound, eg mowing the lawn, then you should protect your ears with earplugs or earmuffs. The purchase of a good set of earmuffs will be the best investment in your hearing you can make. Less effective but still better than nothing are the smaller earplugs which can be purchased at a pharmacy or hardware store.