Did you know that prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss? Whether you are a sports enthusiast, frequent airline traveler, or a factory worker, your ears may be taking on more damage than expected or thought of.
For those who are susceptible to high-noise environments, hearing protection is recommended. This protection is extremely important and can save your short-term and long-term hearing ability.
Many believe that their ears are not exposed to high levels of noise; however, it is important to consider this once more. Lawn mowers, truck engines, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chain saws, pneumatic drills, rock concerts, gun shots, and jet engines are just a few of the high noise emissions that people do not think about.
It is obvious that ear protection is needed for many and there are a few solutions. Custom ear molds and/or earplugs are what we recommend. Because of the unique shape of your ear, custom protection allows maximum protection and comfort. They offer more security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection against hearing loss.
Although this form of hearing loss is irreversible, custom hearing protection can prevent it from starting in the first place.
Custom hearing protection is ideal for:
Common noises that can cause noise-induced hearing loss:
These three seemingly different situations all have one thing common – they can cause hearing loss after repeated exposure.
Many individuals often don’t think about how complex the hearing process is, but once we begin to lose some of our hearing, we quickly realize how delicate our ears are. Hearing loss can creep up on you and in the instance of noise-induced hearing loss, an impairment caused by exposure to loud sounds, the damage can be permanent. That’s why at Premium Hearing Care we are strong advocates for preserving your healthy hearing and preventing hearing loss before it begins.
A wide range of common sounds can lead to noise-induced hearing loss, including gunshots, chain saws, lawn mowers, city traffic, garbage trucks, and more. Store-bought ear plugs can help to dampen some of the noise, but they are not designed to provide the level of protection that our delicate ear drums truly need.
Thankfully, custom-made ear plugs and earmolds are an easy solution to noise prevention and are manufactured in a wide range of styles to meet your individual needs. Our ears are as differently shaped as the nose on our faces! A custom-fit earmold can make a big difference when blocking out sounds or in hearing more clearly for those who wear hearing aids. These options work to create a secure and comfortable fit, thus protecting your ears from damaging sounds while allowing you to enjoy your favorite activities. These custom-fit earmolds are also excellent for keeping the ear canal dry and healthy for all underwater activities.
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.