It’s estimated that over 15% of Americans experience Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), a preventable form of hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noise. Although this form of hearing loss is irreversible, custom hearing protection can prevent it from starting in the first place.
Many individuals often don’t think about how complex the hearing process actually is, but once we begin to lose some of our hearing, we quickly realize how delicate our ears are. Hearing loss can creep up on you and in the instance of noise induced hearing loss, an impairment caused by exposure to loud sounds, the damage can be permanent. That’s why at California Hearing Center we are strong advocates for preserving your healthy hearing and preventing hearing loss before it begins.
You Don’t Have to be Exposed to Noises That Physically Hurt in Order for Them to be Damaging
A wide range of common sounds can lead to noise induced hearing loss, including gunshots, chain saws, lawn mowers, city traffic, garbage trucks, and more. Store-bought ear plugs can help to dampen some of the noise, but they are not designed to provide the level of protection that our delicate ear drums truly need.
Thankfully, custom made ear plugs and earmolds are an easy solution to noise prevention, and are manufactured in a wide range of styles to meet your individual needs. These options work to create a secure and comfortable fit, thus protecting your ears from damaging sounds while allowing you to enjoy your favorite activities. These custom-fit earmolds are also excellent for keeping the ear canal dry and healthy for all underwater activities.