Sudden or prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. This loss is often detected too late, meaning the impairment can be irreversible. It’s estimated that over 15% of Americans experience noise-induced hearing loss, but there are solutions that help to prevent the condition.
Common noises that you encounter every day often reach the threshold for damage, which is right around 85 decibels. Did you know that bulldozers, concerts, lawnmowers, and even city traffic noise all peak at 85 dB or higher?
Both protective ear plugs and custom earmolds are available to help preserve your hearing during these activities. These options are an appropriate choice for anyone who will be exposed to loud sounds, underwater activities, or needs a custom-fit earmold for hearing aids or other instruments.
At Hearing Science, we take great pleasure in specializing in musician earplugs and monitors. As you can imagine, musicians are exposed to high levels of sound, which may put them at risk for permanent hearing loss. Musician’s ear plugs help to limit the sound exposure from instruments while still providing a rich musical experience for the performer or the audience.