Why Is Hearing Protection Important? Experts from Hearing Aid Source Answer

by | May 21, 2024 | Patient Resources

Have you ever attended a particularly loud concert or been dancing in a busy club and woken up the next day to ringing ears? We’ve all been there! However, that exposure to loud noise can do some serious damage to your hearing – damage that we won’t notice until much later.

That’s where hearing protection comes in. With custom-made earplugs for your ears, you can still go to concerts and clubs and have fun but without the headache that comes later from too much loud noise.

Noise is measured in decibels (dB); exposing your hearing to noise that exceeds 100 dB can cause hearing damage, and most concerts range between 90 dB to 120 dB in volume. However, by protecting your hearing, you won’t risk as much damage, or any damage, at all.

Noise exposure is increasing throughout the world around us. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to take care of your hearing so it can continue to take care of you.

Why Is Hearing Protection Important?

When you participate in activities that expose you to loud noises—whether that be nightclubs or concerts with music blasting, swimming or occupational noise on construction sites, for example—your hearing gets slowly but surely damaged.

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most common ways people acquire hearing loss challenges as well as tinnitus, known as a perpetual ringing, buzzing or whistling in the ears.

So why is hearing protection important?

By protecting your ears with hearing protection, you can safeguard your hearing from later issues like cognitive decline, social isolation and dementia. Untreated hearing loss can lead to several other health concerns, but the solution is simple: treating it!

Everyone has different hearing care needs and requires hearing protection at different volumes of hearing. To answer the question of “When should I wear my earplugs for the best hearing protection?” we’d say at concerts, clubs or places where noise exposure is most common – and the loudest!

Protecting your hearing with custom-made earplugs can help you and your hearing stay safe and healthy, meaning you can continue to hear the life you love for longer.

Where Can I Find Custom Earplugs Near Me?

As the saying goes, “An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.”

When it comes to looking after your ears, the earlier you take preventative steps to safeguard your hearing the better. Our team at Hearing Aid Source is ready to help you with custom earplugs for your unique ears.

If you or a loved one has been wondering when you need hearing protection, or when you should wear hearing protection earplugs, please feel free to request a callback from us and we’d be happy to chat with you about it.

Don’t want to wait and you’re looking for hearing protection sooner rather than later? Call our offices at 702 Coxwell Ave. 416-463-4327 or Parkway Mall at 416-754-4327.

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Edmond Ayvazyan HIS, EET

Edmond grew up in Toronto. As our hearing instrument specialist, Edmond describes his role as helping people have great conversations. However, he notes there are many other things he does during the day as well! He loves providing care and services that allow clients to live active lives. Edmond says his favourite thing about being part of the Hearing Aid Source team is not having to work under management that conflicts with his core values. During his time at the clinic, he has witnessed so many amazing success stories that it is difficult to pinpoint a particular one. Edmond describes himself as an introvert with extrovert tendencies. He likes solving problems and technical challenges. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his children. He has two daughters, and he enjoys watching them grow. Together, they are studying Karate, something Edmond is passionate about.

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