Hearing Protection Tips for July 4th

Happy Fourth! Be prepared with these tips!

July 4th is coming sooner than we might realize! Are you ready to celebrate the nation’s birthday? If you are getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with some rousing fireworks, you should be ready to also deal with exceptionally loud sounds. Here are your hearing protection tips for July 4th!

Should You Protect Your Hearing on July 4th?

Hearing protection is worth it. If you do not protect your ears against extremely loud noises, you could experience short term hearing loss at best. You need to take care of your hearing, because if you do suffer hearing loss, you may never regain it. So far, the ability to regain natural hearing abilities is impossible in the general medical community. Be sure to protect what you cannot regain!

Children and infants especially need hearing protection in loud environments. Their ears are a lot more sensitive, so fireworks are more dangerous to their hearing than an adult’s.

How to Protect Your Hearing on the Fourth of July

Wear Earplugs or Headphones

The simplest way to protect your hearing on July 4th is to wear earplugs or headphones. You can get them from the store or online; you can also find headphones for children and babies specifically. These solutions are better than stuffing tissue paper in your ears!

Keep Your Distance

If it is possible, keep your distance from the fireworks. Do not stand directly under them or across the street from them. Fireworks can explode at about 160 decibels; consider that a normal conversation usually takes place at about 50 decibels. The more reasonable your distance is, the safer your hearing will be from them.

Practice Good Hearing Hygiene

Although not quite related, it will help your hearing to practice good hygiene. Keeping your ears clean, washing your hands, and taking care of any respiratory issues will help prevent ear infections. Eating healthy will also promote healthy hearing.

Enjoy the Show!

We hope you have a happy and carefree Fourth of July! Enjoy the show, and Happy Fourth!

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.

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