Hearing Loss Prevention Techniques
How To Prevent Hearing Loss
Hearing protection such as ear plugs, ear buds, or ear muffs go a long way toward protecting your ears. Ear protection devices help limit your ear’s exposure to noise by reducing the number of decibels that reach your eardrum. Professional ear protection devices are given Noise Reduction Ratings that are measured in decibels. Many ear muffs or ear plugs, for example, have NRR’s of around 28 to 33. This is significant protection for your ears, because exposure to just 85 decibels of noise over long periods of time will lead to permanent hearing loss.
Custom Ear Protection Helps Protect Your Hearing
Ear plugs and ear molds made specifically for your ear will fit more snugly in your ear canal to help block high-decibel sounds. Dr. Laura Padham, Audiologist, can provide custom ear protection and ear molds for your smart devices. We also offer sleep plugs made specifically for you.
Ear Protection for Musicians
What’s the best ear protection for drummers? What hearing protection do professional musicians use? Ask us about Musician Plugs ER-9, 15, 25 and In-Ear Musician’s Monitors and get your jam on without worrying about hearing loss.
Ear Protection for First Responders
Did you know that as a first responder you’re at a high risk of losing your hearing? If you’re in law enforcement you have an 80 percent chance of developing noticeable hearing loss. Firefighters, rescue workers, EMT and other first responders are also high risk. You may love your job, but between exposure to high-decibel noise like sirens, megaphones, gunshots and even traffic damages the sensitive parts of your ear over time. Be sure to ask us about special ear protection for shooting, military and other special needs.