October is “National Protect Your Hearing Month.”
At Ears 2 U Hearing Aid Services, we do our best to educate the public regarding their hearing health and how to protect their hearing. During the month of October, we increase those efforts.
“Loudness is measured in what’s called decibels (dB). Over time, any sound that’s 85 decibels or higher can cause hearing loss – or other hearing problems, like tinnitus (a ringing sound in your ears that won’t go away). The louder a sound is, and the longer you listen to it, the more it can damage your hearing.
So how can you tell when a noise is hurting your hearing? If there’s so much noise around you that you need to talk extra loud when your friends are only a few feet away, it’s probably hurting your hearing. Time to bring out the earplugs — or go somewhere quieter!”
Click on the following link which has been provided by NIH. You can experience a noise meter to see how loud different sounds are – and how you can protect your ears when you’re around them.
Remember: Exposures above 85 dB can be hazardous to your hearing.