Hearing Health Blog
There are several different causes for hearing loss, but one of the most prolific is continued exposure to loud noise. When the ear is exposed to sounds in excess of 85 decibels, hair cells in the inner ear can be harmed. These hair cells are an integral part of the hearing system, and when they begin to deteriorate or die,
Any sound over 85 decibels has the potential to be harmful to hearing health and can lead to the development of a condition known as noise-induced hearing loss. Ear protectors are by far the best way to protect against this concern, preventing dangerous levels of sound from reaching the delicate inner ear. You may have seen these generic, mass-produced protectors
Most people almost always wear sunglasses to reduce exposure to damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun, but many people don’t wear ear protection when they’re around noise that could cause hearing loss. Perhaps it’s because we’re not familiar with when to wear ear protection, or at what level noise becomes hazardous. Here are some examples of the best times to
Did you know that one of the most common ways your hearing is damaged is through the very thing your ears were designed to do? Long-term exposure to noise permanently damages the hair cells of the inner ear that are vital to our hearing abilities. Some noise-related hearing loss is unavoidable as we age (nearly 50 percent of the population
We’re all exposed to loud noises on a daily basis and that exposure can lead to permanent hearing loss. The noise may come from our work environment or recreational activities. The widespread use of personal music devices has led to an increase in hearing damage among all people, including teenagers. Noise-related hearing loss is usually permanent. What can you do?