Many preschool teachers suffer from hearing problems

Preschool teachers seem to have a significantly higher risk for hearing-related issues compared to the general population and to other occupational groups that are exposed to noise.

According to research by Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, seven out of ten female preschool teachers suffer from sound-induced auditory fatigue, four in ten become hypersensitive to sound, and half have difficulty understanding speech.

This is certainly alarming, but perhaps not entirely surprising. Preschool teachers are often exposed to prolonged periods of loud noise, with large rooms full of energetic children playing, often with mostly hard surfaces causing poor acoustics. Additionally, preschool teachers need to be “tuned in,” so to speak, as much of the information conveyed by children is important for the teachers to hear in case the children need them for something.

If you or someone you know works in a preschool environment and is experiencing hearing difficulty, please contact Sound Hearing Care for an appointment today. With 4 convenient hearing treatment locations including Simpsonville, Greer, Travelers Rest, and Greenville, Sound Hearing Care is sure to have a convenient location near you or your loved one!

Laura Berry