Consider these three everyday sounds:
- Food blender
- Face to face conversation
- Personal earphones
Which do you think is the loudest?
Let us tell you, if you thought the food blender, you’d be wrong.
Did you know that out of the 40 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, 10 million of these people have been affected due to repeated exposure to every day sounds?
As a collective, Audiologists agree that anything louder than 85 decibels heard over a period of time can significantly damage your hearing.
However, that number 85 isn’t as loud as you might think, and to put into perspective, is roughly the same sound intensity as a food blender.
(Ever squinted at the sound of making a smoothie? Now you know why)
So, to revisit the earlier question, here are those sounds again in order of their decibel intensity:
- Face-to-face conversation = 65 decibels
- Food blender = 85 decibels
- Average Personal earphones = 100 decibels
Little do people realize what this constant exposure to these high-decibel sounds is actually doing to their health, and, as more and more Americans are being fit with hearing aids, we’re now facing a very real (and expensive) epidemic, which, if left ignored could spell ruin on your hearing health, which once deteriorates, rarely recoups.
So, what can you do to ensure we’re protecting yourself from over exposure to every day loud noises?
By far the easiest way to protect your ears from loud noises is to avoid loud noises altogether; concerts, sports games, movie theatres – but where would be the fun in that?
The other alternative is to wear earplugs; those soft little ovals that usually come with long haul flights, but they muffle most sounds to incomprehension, and usually fall out soon after insertion.
But recently, there’s been a surge in people adopting a more stylized, discreet and non-interruptive approach, and they come in the form of tiny ear defenders.
They’re called: DefendEears.
Custom fit, these little plugs utilize advanced acoustic filter technology that reduces volume but not the sound quality, so you hear exactly what you want to at a decibel rate that’s perfectly suited and kind to your ears.
Whether at work, at home, or during play, these ear defenders provide the greatest protection with zero discomfort and annoyance.
In fact, many musicians are now favoring ear defenders to help eliminate the effects of constant exposure to loud sounds.
To understand how effective these little studs are, you must see them in action, but more importantly, you need to know the current state of your hearing health, which can only be gained from a hearing test.
Don’t leave it to chance, book your hearing test today, and for a limited time, take advantage of our complimentary demonstration of the Defendears to see and hear for yourself how they could be the difference between prolonged hearing health and rapid deterioration.
Call +936-788-2212 or come and visit us today.
Scott Marquardt is the owner of Clarity Hearing and a highly skilled audiologist who has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr. Marquardt earned a master’s degree in audiology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and a doctorate from A.T. Still University. He is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He and the team offer comprehensive hearing healthcare services and specialize in the care of tinnitus, imbalance, and auditory processing disorders.