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…and so are your ears. Taking caring of your ears and your hearing is the best way to lower your risks of experiencing permanent hearing loss. Even a temporary loss of hearing can take days to heal and be an incredibly painful experience. With the right hearing protection by your side, you can preserve your hearing health just by putting on some earmuffs or putting in some earplugs.

Hearing protection can help you do more than just lower your noise exposure risks. You can also sleep better at night by stopping the snoring sounds of your partner, find deeper levels of meditation, or enjoy a ride on your motorcycle without the ringing in your ears afterward. Hearing protection today comes in many forms – we’ll help show you the best products at each price point right here so you can find the right item at the right price today.

Why You Need Hearing Protection

Once you lose a specific hair cell within your ear that transmits electrical signals to your brain, you lose the ability to hear that frequency naturally forever. Now sure – there are implants and hearing aids available to artificially replicate sounds, but these technologies aren’t as good as the real thing. Being proactive about your hearing health can help you enjoy this benefit of life well into your 60s and beyond with the right strategy.

So what is the right strategy to protect your hearing health? Here are a few suggestions that you can implement right now to reduce your risks of hearing loss.

  • Listen to your headphones at an appropriate level. We all love cranking up a great song so we can jam out to it. The only problem is that you could be increasing your noise exposure levels to 130 dB or beyond. By the time your awesome song is over, your ears will be ringing and you may have permanently lost some of your hearing. Keep your volume levels down whenever possible.
  • Take occupational noise exposure seriously. Just because you work around airplanes all the time and are used to the noise they make doesn’t mean you can take off your hearing protection. The same goes for construction workers, musicians, and others who are exposed to loud noises on a frequent basis. Always take loud noises seriously. Always.
  • Wear adequate hearing protection. NRR is a rating developed to help determine the effectiveness of earplugs or earmuffs. Unfortunately not every NRR is calculated correctly, meaning many people may be exposed to louder sounds than they intend and thereby increasing their risks of hearing loss. Make sure your hearing protection can actually protect you. 

Hearing Protection Isn’t Just for Adults

Infants, toddlers, and older children are particularly sensitive to sounds in the upper end of the frequency spectrum. Some loud noises may seem even louder to them. Your earplugs or earmuffs may not provide the right amount of protection to a child. If you have loud noises in your environment for any reason, then having hearing protection for your children can help them preserve their hearing health as they grow up.

Don’t take your hearing for granted. Once it’s gone, it will never be the same. At Ears and Ears, we’ll help you find the right protection device at the right price. Don’t think twice – protect your hearing today!