With football season behind us and March Madness right around the corner, sports fans have a lot to cheer about. For instance, Bostonians recently celebrated the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LI victory with a city-wide parade, complete with deafening shouts and wailing vehicle sirens.
Boston sports fans are known for their enthusiasm and incredible volume of noise they produce as they support their teams. While cheering, yelling and music are a part of most sporting events, there’s one major downside to all the fun – hearing loss or damage.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health reports that exposure to 85 decibels of sound for more than eight hours might cause permanent hearing loss if you’re not wearing ear protection.
Thankfully, most sporting events don’t last that long. But hearing loss can still occur in the time you’re exposed to loud noise. Reduce the risk of hearing damage by wearing ear protection to your next sporting event.
So what types of protection are available for spectators?
Associates in Hearing HealthCare in Barrington and Marlton, New Jersey, wants to help you protect your hearing and manage your hearing loss with the latest technological advances! We carry a full line of custom hearing protection, like ear plugs and earmuffs, for recreation activities. We also create custom molds for iPods so you don’t have to miss a beat!
While it’s important for all of us to take care of our hearing health, everyone responds differently to noise. That’s why it’s critical to have a hearing evaluation, especially if you think you might have hearing loss.
Learn more about how Associates in Hearing HealthCare can help you protect and preserve your hearing! Call us today at (856) 266-9590 to schedule your next hearing checkup.