The fall season brings much festivity, but it also brings about some changes in how we take care of our health. Activities and the weather shift in this time, and this means gearing up in different ways and taking different precautions. Not the least of our concerns should be our hearing health. For healthy hearing, here’s how to protect your hearing this fall!
Caution around Leafblowers
Leafblowers are perhaps the most notorious threats to anyone’s hearing health in the fall. Protect your hearing this fall by either leaving the leaf-blowing to the professionals or wearing hearing protection when you clear the foliage. Leafblowers can exceed 80-85 decibels, which makes constant exposure to them a hearing hazard not to be overlooked.
Hearing Protection in Noisy Settings
Aside from leafblowers, there may be other situations you’ll find yourself in this fall for seasonal activities. If you are attending a sports game or a concert or if you are going hunting, it’s safer to wear hearing protection to avoid permanent hearing damage. Each time your hearing is damaged, it increases your chances of losing balance and losing the ability to communicate.
Keeping Your Ears Warm
Colder temperatures can lead to physical damage to the ear. If you have sensitive ears, you might want to invest in earmuffs, a hooded jacket, or simply a scarf to cover your ears. Cold temperatures can increase the risk of an ear infection and cause pain, dizziness, and sometimes hearing loss.
Taking Breaks from Noise
If you find yourself in noisy settings such as a loud and crowded event, feel free to take a break if you need to. Whether it’s in a massive stadium or your living room, you should always be able to exit to a quieter environment.
Talk with an Audiologist
Lastly, feel free to reach out to us at Clarity Audiology! If you have concerns about your hearing health, we can give you the professional advice you need. We also perform hearing evaluations, cognitive health tests, and offer the latest hearing aid technology and hearing protection devices.
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.