Hearing loss is more common than one might think. In fact, it can happen to anyone at any age in an instant or throughout time. Preserving our hearing health is more important than one might think as well; our ears connect us with each other and the surrounding world. Thankfully, Clarity Audiology is launching a Hearing Protection Program in August you won’t want to miss!
The Importance of Hearing Protection
Hearing protection maintains our hearing for countless years. The way we lose our hearing is often through noise exposure that is either sudden or continuous. The inner ear contains the cochlea, a snail-shaped organ that houses around 16,000 hair cells that capture sound and drive it through electricity to the brain. When these hairs are damaged, one loses part of their hearing.
Hearing loss affects everything, from the ability to hear the birds chirping and the air conditioner running to catching what a close friend or family member is telling you. Hearing loss often leads to some form of social isolation and can increase anxiety and depression. It also affects physical health, causing the brain to lose some functionality and increase the risk of dementia. They say it is always better to be safe than sorry, and this is certainly true in the case of hearing protection.
Scenarios That Risk Hearing Loss
What scenarios increase the risk of hearing loss in particular? A common situation is if someone was exposed to a sudden loud noise such as a gunshot, which can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. However, many everyday sounds that one would hear around the house or in some professions are just as harmful. The constant presence of moderate noise levels can cause hearing loss. Professions that apply include dentists, hunters, musicians, and builders. Everyday items that can cause harm include lawnmowers, blenders, hairdryers, and pressure washers.
Clarity’s Hearing Protection Program
Starting in August 2021, Clarity Audiology is providing a specialized hearing protection program for professional hearing protection services. You can get an evaluation, plus your own customized earplugs designed for your specific lifestyle. Each earplug is molded to your ear canal, so not one is the same. These are more cost-effective than over-the-counter plugs, which only last so long. For more information, contact Clarity Audiology!
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized, friendly service to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.