When we think about harmful noise levels that could damage our hearing most people think of gun shots, jet engines, or rock concerts. However, it is not only the loudness of the sound that could cause damage but also the amount of time you are exposed to it. Most people know that a brief, very … Continue reading How to Protect your Hearing from Noise Damage
With the rising temperatures of summer, come the rising noise levels of summer activities. Weekly lawn mowing, projects like replacing decks and renovations, and outdoor concerts, are all loud enough to damage your hearing. Here’s a guide to help you navigate proper hearing protection while enjoying our precious summer months. Foam earplugs: When inserted correctly, … Continue reading Know Your Hearing Protection
With the warmest months just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to keep your ears safe and healthy during the summertime. Here are a few things to consider as we get outdoors and enjoy the long days and fresh air: Swim Plugs: If you or your child are prone to swimmer’s ear, … Continue reading Summertime Hearing Health
Have you ever gone home from a loud concert and felt you had trouble hearing for a few hours or noticed some ringing in your ear? If so, you likely experienced a temporary threshold shift – a brief reduction in hearing sensitivity resulting from loud noise exposure. Over time, noise damage can add up and … Continue reading Protect Your Hearing from Noise Damage
In honor of “Better Hearing Month”, we want to discuss how to save your ears from noise damage. Although hearing loss as a result of noise exposure is very common in individuals of all ages, it is 100% preventable. However, once hearing loss is acquired it is permanent and irreversible.
To summarize Part 1 & 2, we discussed the importance of regular hearing tests by an Audiologist for prevention and early detection of hearing loss, custom noise protection and musician plugs (if you missed it you can find it on our earlier blog post. Sometimes protection from noise is not the prevention needed and one … Continue reading I Don’t Have a Hearing Loss, Why do I need an Audiologist? Part 3 – Specialty Molds
To summarize Part 1, we discussed the importance of regular hearing tests by an Audiologist for prevention and early detection of hearing loss. We also talked about custom noise protection as it is our most popular specialty mold for hearing loss prevention (if you missed it you can find it below on our blog). However, … Continue reading I Don’t Have a Hearing Loss, Why do I need an Audiologist? Part 2 – Musician’s Plugs