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Exposure to Loud Noise During a Work Shift Can Harm Your Hearing

Do you leave your home to work every day? If you are one of many millions of workers who do, it is important to be aware of the noise level in your work environment. If you work in construction or in manufacturing, it’s likely you’ve been encouraged to use hearing protection, to prevent permanent hearing damage. However, there are many sources of noise which exceed safe listening levels we may not first suspect. For instance,...
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How Noise Can Lead to Hearing Loss

Sounds are all around us. From the of birds chirping in the morning to the wind whispering through the trees, these types of sounds are soothing and relaxing in our everyday lives. Noise, on the other hand, can be quite detrimental to our hearing ability if we are unaware if its impacts. The National Institute on Deafness and Other communication Disorders (NIDCD) shows that 10 million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise,...
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Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

A child screaming, a loud television, a blaring stereo, the vacuum cleaner, sound is everywhere. Birds chirping, the clacking of a computer keyboard and traffic, sounds are comforting – until they become too loud and irritating and then they are noise. Too much exposure, or too long of exposure to noise can be harmful. If you suspect you have hearing loss from noise exposure you should schedule an exam at Hearing Aid Specialists of the...
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Tips for Better Hearing in Noise

Even experienced hearing aid users can struggle adjusting the strain that background noise can have on their hearing capabilities. Background noise can make it difficult for people to distinguish amongst complex sounds. This can especially be the case when you are in scenarios where there is a lot of hustle and bustle, such as restaurants, on public transportation, at the grocery store, or even in your own home with the television playing. For people experiencing...
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