Fireworks and concerts might come to mind when pondering ear-busting sounds, but power tools and even some livestock can reach dangerous decibels, too. Let’s talk hearing protection, which can go a long way toward keeping harmful noise at bay. ...
It’s no secret that hand dryers installed in public bathrooms can seem rather loud, but we were blown away by a young scientist’s findings when she put the volume levels of 44 automated machines to the test in restrooms across...
Ahhh, spring! As power tools whir, ball games bloom, and concerts sprout, are your ears protected from the louder sounds of the season? Some noises pack a bigger punch than your ears should take, so for Better Hearing Month this May, we’re sharing three quick tips to keep harmful volumes at bay. TURN DOWN THE […]Read More
Dogs. They’re just like us. They’re gaga for treats. They love it when the mail comes. And they’re always down for some playtime in the park. But did you know? Man’s best friend has something else in common with us humans: hearing loss. HOW COMMON IS HEARING LOSS IN DOGS? With an estimated 20 […]Read More
Turn the Music Up, Dude — But Not Past 85 Decibels You probably use your tablet or smartphone often to stream music, TV shows, or movies. In fact, many websites these days auto-play videos regardless of whether you want them to. Smartphones, tablets, and other types of portable music players (PMPs) are now commonplace, as […]Read More
Is hearing loss an isolated issue that doesn’t affect my overall health? Can a simple sound amplifier take the place of hearing aids? Is there nothing I can do about that ringing in my ears? Nearly all hearing problems can be effectively managed, but misconceptions can get in the way of continuing the journey to […]Read More
Most of us assume that we can pinpoint the causes of our hearing loss — too many loud concerts in our youth, living near a busy airport, illness, injury, age, overdoing it on ototoxic medications, etc. In reality, hearing loss is cumulative, and we are often exposed to dangerous noise levels without realizing it. Over […]Read More
Celebrate by Protecting Your Hearing Spring has sprung, and so has the annual spring cornucopia of sounds: birds singing, children laughing, neighbors chatting — and lawn equipment. Maintaining your burgeoning plant life is a noisy affair. Once you’ve used the mower, leaf blower, chain saw, and string trimmer, your ears have put up with quite […]Read More