Protect Your Hearing From Harmful Noise Levels
Excessive noise levels can easily be a part of your everyday life—at work, during leisure activities or as part of domestic chores. It isn’t difficult to encounter noise levels above 85 decibels; that’s the level audiologists consider the threshold at which one’s hearing is endangered. Eighty-five decibels and above can also exacerbate existing hearing loss. Hearing protection at those noise levels is essential, as such noises can damage the delicate hair cells inside the cochlea—an organ of the inner ear that sends sound signals to the brain.
Even very simple things can lead to permanent hearing loss: Concerts (more than just rock and roll can be too loud, depending on where you sit), sporting events, hunting, riding ATVs, loud jobsites, using power hand tools and lawn equipment, or simply listening to overly-loud music. Such everyday noises can reach 110 decibels or more, which can endanger your hearing within minutes. Some easily-encountered sounds can damage hearing on the spot. For instance, a shotgun fired at close range can exceed 150 decibels, which can damage your hearing in an instant.
If you do not take the appropriate measures to protect your hearing then you may experience hearing loss as a result. You do not want to take a hearing test and discover you now require hearing aids because you never took the appropriate steps to protect your hearing. Prioritizing hearing care when in an environment where you are exposed to loud noises is a great way to prevent hearing loss.
Hearing protectors such as earplugs or earmuffs stifles piercing sounds but lets through the sounds you want to hear. We offer a number of custom-fit hearing protection options that perfectly fit the contours of your ear, providing comfortable all-day noise protection. At Bow River Hearing we offer custom molded earplugs that will offer exceptional hearing protection and comfort.
We offer both standard and electronic hearing protection options for any situation where loud noise is a problem. Contact us today about custom-fit hearing protection and to schedule an appointment for a fitting.