June 29, 2021

Protect your hearing this summer

General Health

Prevent hearing loss this summer! It’s important to note that many outdoor activities can lead to noise-induced hearing loss if you  are not careful. Many popular summer activities can be hazardous to our ears due to high decibel levels, bacteria, or other elements.

Prolonged exposure to lawn mowers, power tools, motorized vehicles, sporting events, concerts, water, cold air, and fireworks can all lead to irreversible hearing damage.

The following tips are recommended by the Better Hearing Institute, an organization devoted to educating the public about proper hearing health, to help people protect their hearing this summer:

  • Use earplugs for loud noise exposure
  • Enjoy fireworks from a distance
  • Use earplugs to protect your ears from the elements and avoid swimming in dirty water
  • Keep the volume down
  • Limit your time in noisy environments

At Fort HealthCare Audiology, we can provide you with custom earplugs or swim-plugs. Custom earplugs are custom fit to your own ears, providing a tight, water- (and noise-) resistant fit. Protecting your hearing is important, because hearing loss cannot be reversed, only prevented!

This information has been provided by Fort HealthCare Audiologists:

Cheryl A. Kinney, Au. D.

Kimberly Knudsen, CCC-A, Au.D.