Using Hearing Protection

People don’t usually think about how seemingly minor daily noises could affect their hearing. In reality, besides leading to hearing loss, constant noise could likewise be related to other risks that can harm your quality of life and overall health.

If you experience any issues with your hearing, you can consult with one of our audiologists here at Carolina Hearing Institute, in our Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter SC, offices. Dr. Katie McGee, Dr. Jason Wigand, or Dr. Kelly Long can check what’s happening with your ears and recommend the best treatment options for your condition.

Simple Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

These guidelines can help safeguard your hearing and prevent hearing loss. They will help make certain that your precious ears receive less exposure to damaging noise and enable you to hear properly and clearly for as long as possible. These include:

  • Turning down sources of noise you can control such as when listening to music, watching videos, etc.
  • Keeping your distance from loud noises whenever possible and if you can possibly control the noise.
  • Opt for quieter appliances.
  • Wearing hearing protection whenever necessary. This is very important for people who work with power tools and even those who regularly saw wood or mow their lawn with a high-powered lawnmower.

Hearing Protection Tools

To safeguard your ears from harmful noises and consequently protect your overall health, you can choose from these hearing protection devices:

  • Foam Earplugs: These are crafted from expandable, dermatologically-safe foam. Before you insert them in your ears, you can roll them into a cone shape and they’ll instantly adapt to the shape of your ears once they’re inside your ear canals.
  • Custom Earmolds: This involves taking impressions of your ear canals to fabricate custom-made earmolds. These offer a higher comfort level than other options and may come with different sound filters. Ask your audiologist for custom earplugs specifically designed for swimmers, motorcyclists, and musicians.
  • Capsule Hearing Protection: These look like headphones and offer excellent insulation. You can wear them on your head directly or attached to a helmet.
  • Plastic Earplugs: These feature a cord and grip stems and are easy to remove and insert.

Following the hearing protection advice mentioned above can help ensure that your ears and hearing is always in tiptop shape.

For More Details, Questions, or Concerns About Hearing Protection, We Can Help

Schedule a meeting with your audiologist Dr. Katie McGee, Dr. Jason Wigand, or Dr. Kelly Long here at Carolina Hearing Institute in Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter SC.

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