Protecting Your Hearing Throughout the Summer

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Published 06/09 2016 04:42PM

Updated 06/09 2016 05:23PM

Maybe you’re going hunting this summer or going to see a few live concerts. Are you taking precautions to protect your ears from hearing loss? 

Dr. Stephen Jones from Intermountain Medical Center shares more about a common problem. 

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions in the United States. One of the most common contributors to hearing loss is noise exposure. Noise can affect anyone and tend to not only be an issue with employment, but commonly with recreational activities such as: concerts, ATVs, motorcycles, hunting/shooting, mowing the lawn and many other hobbies in Utah especially during the summer.

What can I do to better protect my hearing?

There are simple things that can be done to preserve your hearing. One of the most basic steps to take in protecting your hearing is wearing hearing protection. Hearing protection will protect your hearing from harm sounds that can cause damage in 10 seconds or less! Something as simple as getting custom hearing protection can do a lot to prevent further damage from occurring.

Commonly, people know that they should wear hearing protection when they are exposed to loud sounds; however, most people fail to do so to for a variety of reasons. One thing that can be done to help people when they need it most is by getting a set of custom ear plugs. There are a variety of different kinds depending on your needs:

Concert Plugs: Have you ever left a concert and your ears were ringing? Have you ever had a hard time hearing after the concert? Did you know that less than 10 seconds at a concert can permanently damage your hearing? Custom hearing protection may be your answer to protect your hearing. These custom ear pieces will allow you to decide how much volume is desired without affecting the sound quality and protect your hearing.

Shooter’s Plugs: Do you like to hunt? Or go shooting? Did you know that one gunshot without proper hearing protection can permanently damage your hearing? These ear plugs are a custom fit to help protect your hearing when you are at a shooting range or when you are hunting. It senses the blast coming from the shot and protects your ears from being damaged. Yet, while you are not firing it gives the ability to have

conversations and hear other sounds necessary.

Other options available:

Sleep Plugs: If your significant other tends to snore, these custom plugs are a soft fit that help dampen the annoyance so that you can get a restful sleep.

AquaNots: custom ear molds to help protect ears from getting water in them. They are perfect for children who have tubes or adults who need the protection from water.

Custom hearing protection can be made for any reason! They come in a variety of different colors for any preference. They are also very comfortable because they are made specifically for your ears.

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Protecting Your Hearing Throughout the Summer

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