While our ears are capable of some amazing feats, they are also incredibly delicate and are susceptible to damage. More than 15% of Americans suffer from a little known condition called noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and after repeated exposure to loud sounds, they experience permanent hearing loss. The good news is that NIHL is completely preventable by using appropriate hearing protection.
At Active Hearing Center we recommend using custom ear protection any time you will be exposed to loud noises. However, most people aren’t actually clear on what “loud” entails and common noises you encounter every day can add up to years of damage over time. Our delicate ear structure is capable of processing sounds below 85 dB and anything that registers over that threshold like hair dryers, city traffic, or even the garbage truck can be harmful.
Our practice partners with leading industry providers to make custom earmolds and ear plugs accessible. Whether you love to swim, visit concerts, or spend a lot of time using power tools in the yard, we have a solution for you. Store-bought ear plugs can offer a certain level of protection, but when your hearing is at stake, it’s recommended that you use a custom fit device.
We find that patients who never thought about using ear protection before have discovered a whole new way of keeping their hearing healthy after a visit to our office. Even if you tend to engage in quiet activities yet have a partner who snores at night, you too can benefit from a custom fit device. Not only are these custom earmolds and ear plugs made from high quality materials, but they are incredibly comfortable and can even be fitted with attenuators so that you can communicate with others while still protecting your hearing.
Don’t let noise induced hearing loss take away your hearing ability! Start protecting your ears today with our custom products and enjoy healthy hearing for the rest of your life. Contact our office today to learn more.