Just as staring at any digital screen can affect your vision in different ways, noisy environments can deteriorate your hearing little by little. You may not know this but your day-to-day life could be affecting your hearing health. Even when you’re walking around in a congested city with lots of traffic and construction noises around you… your hearing could be getting affected. To ensure proper hearing protection, it’s important to analyze your daily habits and avoid settings or situations that may cause hearing loss.
According to Healthy Hearing and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, levels below 75 dB are almost always safe, while sounds measuring more than 85 dB can cause noise-induced hearing loss.
For example, here are some common activities you might enjoy that could be affecting your hearing: concerts, fireworks, theme parks, shooting firearms, air shows, car races, and motorcycles. Some other unexpected hearing hazards may include:
- Modes of transportation. For example, emergency vehicle sirens can rise up to 115 dB
- A dog’s bark can reach 80-90 dB
- Snoring! Yes, snoring can reach levels of 90 dB
- A restaurant’s common noise level is 80 dB but some can go up to 110 dB
It is important to take proper hearing protection precautions whenever you’re practicing any of the activities mentioned above and in any other situation where you know you’ll be encountering a noisy environment. Our Audiologists and ear doctors recommend utilizing hearing protection ear plugs and earphones in loud environments to preserve and prolong your hearing. View our selection of earplugs or noise protection headphones. We also supply a wide selection of other hearing care products to protect your hearing. To learn more about hearing protection, call us today at (847) 295-1185 to schedule an appointment and have your hearing checked!
Click here to read the full article on Healthy Hearing readers revealing unexpected hearing hazards.
How Lake Forest Hearing Can Help Your Hearing…
At LFH, we provide a complete range of hearing services including:
– Comprehensive Hearing Testing
– Hearing Aid Evaluations
– Hearing Aid Sales
– 30-day return privilege on all hearing aids
– Hearing Aid Repairs on all brands
– Hearing Aid Battery Club
– Wax Removal
– Noise Monitoring
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