Although hearing loss can happen over time, common noises that you encounter every day might often create lasting and irreversible damage. Repeated exposure to loud noises often breach the threshold for damage, which is right around 85 decibels.
Did you know that concerts, lawnmowers, and even city traffic noise all peak at 85 dB or higher? You may not notice the impact at first, but prolonged exposure to these noises can slowly do damage to your ears. Prevention is the best way to avoid noise-induced hearing loss, which affects over 15% of Americans.
Protective ear plugs and custom earmolds are available to help preserve your hearing during loud activities, and are an appropriate choice for anyone who will be exposed to loud sounds, underwater activities, or needs a custom-fit earmold for hearing aids or other instruments.