Hearing Health Blog
Hobbies are a regular part of life for many people, and offer great benefits to overall quality of life and enjoyment. However, some hobbies can mean being subjected to very loud noise, sometimes for a sustained period of time. Given that any sound over 85 decibels can cause damage to hearing health , wearing ear protection when engaging in the
Protecting your hearing is more important than ever. With the proliferation of earbuds and loud music, more people are suffering from noise-induced hearing loss than ever before. However, loud music isn’t the only culprit for this preventable hearing loss. Many work environments, household chores and daily activities can also put people at risk for having noise-induced hearing loss. As such,
We tend to think hearing loss is limited to older adults, but children can also develop early hearing damage. Based on the CDC’s research, about 5.2 million children and teens have noise-induced hearing loss. One of the major causes is everyday noise, especially from media and entertainment. Although it’s important that your children receive regular hearing evaluations with an audiologist
Did you know there are different parts of your ear? There’s definitely more than meets the eye! From the inner, middle and outer ear, it’s important to protect your ears from loud noises and sounds. This is true regardless what part we’re talking about. How does the middle ear work? The middle ear connects with the outer ear through the
Noise-induced hearing loss isn’t just a risk factor for adults with lifelong exposure to loud noises. As the popularity of media and volume-based activities among children and teens have increased, so have their risk for hearing damage. Statistics show that 12.5 percent of American children and adolescents have experienced some level of permanent hearing damage due to excessive noise exposure.