It’s estimated that over 15% of Americans experience noise-induced hearing loss, a preventable form of hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noises. Unfortunately this type of hearing loss is irreversible, but there are comfortable options for people who anticipate being in loud environments.
The threshold for hearing damage is right around 85 decibels, and many common noises like concerts, bulldozers, and lawnmowers actually meet or exceed this level. Prolonged exposure to these loud noises can slowly do damage to your ears, and while you might not notice it at the time, after many years of unprotected exposure you could find yourself with hearing loss.
The best way to protect your hearing from sounds or even moisture is with custom-fit earmolds and ear plugs. We have been forming and fitting these molds and plugs for Erie patients for over 50 years and have a quick turnaround time on our orders. We provide all types of earmolds and ear plugs as well as musician monitors.