Many individuals often don’t think about how complex the hearing process actually is, but once we begin to lose some of our hearing, we quickly realize how delicate our ears are. Hearing loss can creep up on you and in the instance of noise induced hearing loss, an impairment caused by exposure to loud sounds, the damage can be permanent. That’s why at The Hearing Care Professionals we are strong advocates for preserving your healthy hearing and preventing hearing loss before it begins.
Over 15% of Americans suffer from noise induced hearing loss, and in many cases it occurs after repeated exposure to sounds that you wouldn’t normally classify as harmful. Hair dryers, garbage trucks, and city traffic can all register well above our ear’s threshold for sound, which is 85 decibels. Fun activities like rock concerts, car races, or hunting can bring even louder noises to your ears, and after a while the delicate parts of your ears begin to become affected.