In the summer months especially, earbuds are perfect for taking your favorite music with you as you are on the go. Whether you are flying, taking a train, or sitting on a long car ride towards your vacation destination, earbuds allow you to take your favorite tunes with you wherever you are. However, while they are tiny and convenient, these small devices can have a major impact on our hearing, as rocking out too loud can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus over time. If you are worried about hearing loss due to your loud music, there is no need to fear! With a few easy precautionary measures, you can protect your hearing and keep enjoying your tunes on the go all summer long.
Maintain a Moderate Volume
One of the easiest ways to take care of your hearing is to maintain a moderate volume of your music as you listen. While it may seem tempting to crank up the volume as you drive, consider the potential damage that a few loud listens could do it your hearing. Turning up the volume to 100% on your headphones is a quick way to damage your eardrum, especially if you are doing is repeatedly over time. Instead, try to only use 80% of your available volume on your earbuds so that you can enjoy your tunes while also protecting your hearing this summer.
Choose the Right Earbuds
Although they may be slightly more expensive, noise-canceling headphones are perfect for tuning out other noises and allowing you to hear your music with the best quality. Because they reduce sounds that may be around you, your music is easier to hear at a moderate volume as a result. If you are not able to find noise-canceling headphones, earbuds with inline volume control are also convenient easier volume control on the go. With easier access to volume control, you will be able to keep the noise level of your music in check as you travel.
Symptoms of Tinnitus
Loud noises are a major risk for anyone who is already experiencing early symptoms of hearing loss. Tinnitus is a common symptom of hearing loss or injury, and its symptoms often include the perception of sounds, such as ringing in the ears. If notice that your ears are ringing over time, you may be developing tinnitus and should, therefore, see your audiologist as soon as possible.
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 personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.
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