Noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented. Yet, it is still one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Why is this?
Some workplaces are unavoidably noisy. For farmers, airport ground staff, musicians and factory workers, noise is simply part of their job. Unfortunately, amongst these professions hearing loss is often considered inevitable.
There is a simple solution to this problem – ear plugs.
When most people think of ear plugs, they most likely think of the cheap, rubber disposable kind. The sort that just won’t stay in your ears no matter how many times you push them in, and end up making everything sound really muffled and distorted. These common ear plugs do not make a great solution to excessive noise in the workplace, as they are unreliable and uncomfortable. They also block out sounds the wearer needs to be able to hear, such as alarms.
Nowadays there are more comfortable and effective ear plugs available. Connect Hearing offers a variety of options, all of which are specially made to fit the customer’s ears and so offer maximum comfort and ease of use.
These provide protection against dangerous levels of noise. This is generally defined as any level of noise where normal speech cannot be understood (usually over 85 decibels). The following are examples of dangerously loud sources of noise:
Even though they significantly reduce the level of noise you are exposed to, these ear plugs allow you to hear speech clearly enough that you won’t feel the need to pull them out when someone is talking to you.
Though the music might be fantastic, the noise created by a band, orchestra or DJ can be excessively loud and potentially dangerous. Musician ear plugs are a great way to protect your ears while practicing and performing. They have the following special features:
There is also the choice of four acoustic filters to suit your needs, each with the ability to filter conversation and other non-damaging sounds:
Swimming plugs are a great way to protect against painful infections in the outer ear and external ear canal. Cold water and wind in the ear can lead to a condition known as surfer’s ear, where the ear canal develops lumps of obstructing bony growth. This is more common in people who swim in cold water, so those who partake in ocean activities such as surfing, sailing, diving and kayaking are at risk for developing surfer’s ear. If bone growth has already begun, ear plugs will slow down the process.
A good night’s sleep is key to feeling great during the day. But a blissful, uninterrupted night’s rest is difficult for those who are constantly exposed to distracting sounds such as traffic, loud neighbours or a loved one’s snoring.
Sleeping ear plugs are a great way to get the sleep you need. Extremely comfortable, they enable your body to switch off and totally relax. They’re perfect for: