Shield Your Healthy Hearing From Harmful Noise Levels
Repeated exposure to noise levels greater than 85 decibels (dB; about as loud as a blender) can damage your hearing. In fact, the noise does actual damage to the fine hair-like cells in your inner ear that make it possible for you to hear in the first place.
The more you damage those hair-like inner-ear cells, the more hearing loss you sustain. But you probably won’t notice until it’s far too late.
Concerts, sporting events, hunting, ATV riding, running power tools, or simply listening to music too loudly can all irreparably damage hearing. Some of these noise levels can put your hearing at risk in a matter of minutes. A shotgun blast at close range without protection can permanently damage your hearing in one single, fleeting moment.
Hearing protection prevents damaging noise levels by dampening the harmful noise levels while allowing you to clearly hear the sounds you want to hear. Our hearing protection goes beyond the kind of earplugs you buy at the drugstore. We offer a variety of custom-fit hearing protection designed to fit the contours of your ear perfectly, offering a snug, comfortable fit and all-day protection from dangerous noise.
Are There Consequences Later in Life if Hearing Loss Goes Untreated?
Protecting your hearing is important because hearing loss is connected to serious health ailments later in life. There is a close association between hearing loss and dementia, danger of falls, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sickle-cell anemia, and other circulatory conditions.
How Loud Is Too Loud?
As a general rule, if you have to raise your voice to be heard over the music or noise, it’s probably too loud. Things like lawnmowers or heavy freeway traffic tend to hover between 80 and 90 dB, which is when hearing is at risk of damage. Those who are regularly exposed to noises of 85 dB or more should have their hearing tested regularly to see if the effects of hearing damage are already present.
If you face continuous loud-noise exposure in your leisure activities or at work, please contact us for advice on the latest hearing-protection methods that best suit your needs, or to schedule an appointment to be fit for custom hearing protection.