"If I already have a hearing loss, it can't get much worse."

Fact or Fiction?

If you’re a musician, concert-goer, or construction worker, then chances are you’re no stranger to loud sounds. Electric guitars, bumping bass, and jarring jackhammers can all cause irreversible hearing loss. Over time, listening to all that noise may have made you a little deaf.

In this video audiologist Dr. Heather Parrish sings us a note about loud sounds.You will strain your auditory nerves when listening to any noise above 85 decibels for a prolonged period of time. In fact, the pain threshold for loud sounds is between 100 -115 decibels; a night spent listening to sounds this loud can reduce your hearing loss for life.

Save the hearing you have left and consider the options available to you. Give our team a call if you are ready to book an appointment at a local hearing clinic and speak with a professional about hearing aid solutions.

Even if your hearing is not what it used to be, it still helps to be prepared and limit the amount of loud sounds that reach your ears. That means:

  • Wearing hearing protection while on the job site
  • Putting on noise cancelling headphones
  • Bringing earplugs and limiting how close you get to speakers at concerts/festivals
  • Limiting your exposure to overly loud places like nightclubs
  • Listening to music under the audiologist recommended 85 decibels

 

Earplugs for Swimmers, Surfers, and Water Lovers

If you love to live the life aquatic, check out this Swimmer’s Guide to Earplugs. Earplugs for the pool and ocean won’t protect you from loud sounds but they will protect you from swimmer’s ear!

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Are you employed in a loud work environment? Are you exposed to hearing loss on the job on a consistent basis? Find out more with this article on the loudest jobs and advice on what to do if you work in a noisy work environment.