When Hobbies Strike Back

Having a hobby is great. Not only does it get you out of the house, it encourages you to meet new people and follow your true passions. Before you dive headfirst into your extracurricular activities, your Green Valley audiologist wants to make sure you are protected. Hobbies like attending concerts, hunting and swimming can damage your hearing if you are not careful.

Hobbies Can Cause Hearing Loss

Fortunately for you, your Green Valley audiologist has a simple solution so you can continue to pursue your passions without causing irreversible damage. The answer? Earplugs! Simple, custom-made earplugs.

Swim Molds

These molds are designed to protect you from the bacteria living in the water of lakes, ponds and the ocean. If this bacteria enters the ear, it can get trapped inside and cause an infection known as swimmer’s ear.

In addition to protecting your ears from water and other debris, swim molds float. This means, if they fall out while you are in the water they can be easily collected.

Hunter’s Earmolds

These earmolds are designed to block out the dangerously loud sounds of a shotgun while still allowing safe sounds to enter the ear. This helps ensure that hunters can keep control and remain aware of their surroundings.

A single gunshot produces sounds at 120 – 160 decibels; this is loud enough to cause instant and irreversible hearing loss.

Musician’s Monitors

Musician’s in-ear monitors are the best way to protect your hearing from loud music, as exposure to loud music is one of the leading causes of noise-induced hearing loss.

These monitors are able to reduce sounds evenly so the music and speech sound clear. This allows to you protect yourself from dangerously loud sound while keeping the integrity of the music intact.

If you are interested in continuing your hobbies without potentially damaging your hearing, contact your local Green Valley audiologist today.

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