Our ears function in an amazing way, and while they are able to withstand a constant barrage of sound, they can also be damaged if exposed to loud noises. The threshold for everyday noises is right around 85 decibels, and the sounds we encounter from lawn mowers, bulldozers, city traffic, or rock concerts can all top that range. What’s worse, prolonged exposure to these noises can cause damage without you even realizing it.
It’s estimated that over 15% of Americans suffer from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) — a preventable form of hearing loss caused by overexposure to loud noises. Unfortunately NIHL is irreversible, so proper ear protection is key when you know you’ll be in a loud environment.
Advanced Audiology Institute offers a wide range of ear plugs and custom ear molds to protect your hearing during a variety of activities. Different than store bought ear plugs, these devices work to fully protect your ear drum while allowing you to hear important sounds around you. Many of our patients find that custom ear plugs specifically for hunting and shooting are an essential part of their gear, as they work to muffle the sounds of shotgun blasts while enabling them to hear soft sounds around them. We focus on protective hearing solutions for a number of instances, including:
- Occupational noise and hearing
- In-ear monitors for musicians
- Recreational shooting
- Law enforcement
- Industrial hearing protection
No matter what level of protection you need, Advanced Audiology Institute has solutions that can be customized to your specific activities. Contact us today to learn about the innovative options we have available.