The ability to hear things is one of the most important senses we have. It is how we learn to talk, interact with others, and express ourselves to them. Hearing happens because our eardrums translate audio vibrations they get into sounds we could recognize. When our ears are exposed to too loud and too many sounds, we could go deaf. So, how to prevent that?
1- Try to cut volume by half. Many people set the volume on their computers, mobile phones, radios, TVs or any other device to be at the top. Even if they can hear them perfectly well. They just do that to annoy others or drown out other noises. However this could hurt your ears a lot.
2- Get a separate bed if your spouse is a snorer, or get him/her treated of the snoring. It might seem really trivial, but listening to loud snoring for hours can actually make you deaf.
3- Give your ears a break. It is recommended to give yourself a few minutes daily of complete silence (or as complete as you could manage to make it). To achieve that, invest in sound insulation systems and soundproof at least one room in your house. This can even help you meditate, relax or even practice some yoga.
4- Avoid the gadgets that concentrate sounds into your ears. You know what I mean! It is these blasted headphones and earpieces for mobiles.
5- Pick the right type of parties. I know that parties might not be an everyday event for you, but even so, try not to go to loud ones.