Hobbies are great. They keep you out of trouble growing up and allow you to spend your free time doing what you love as an adult. But according to your Reno audiologist, there are some hobbies that can damage your hearing. While a life-long passion is what you want to stay with you, the permanent hearing loss is not.
The good news is that there is a fairly simple way to continue living your best life while also protecting your hearing. The answer? Custom-made earplugs!
Swim molds allow you to swim or participate in any water-based activity/sport without the fear of developing an infection. Lakes, ponds and oceans typically contain bacteria. If that bacteria enters your ear and gets trapped it can lead to an infection known as swimmer’s ear.
An additional bonus to swim plugs is that they are designed to float. This means if one falls out while you’re are swimming you don’t have to frantically search for it, as it will be floating nearby. That’ll save you from having to visit your Reno audiologist a few times a year.
Hunting is a common hobby for folks in the Reno area. But did you know a gunshot can damage your hearing an in instant? A single gunshot produces sounds at 120 to 160 decibels. To put that into perspective, anything over 85 decibels can cause damage to your hearing.
Specially designed hunter’s earmolds prevent dangerously loud sounds from reaching your ear and are also able to let safe sounds in. This helps you keep control and remain aware of your surroundings.
Whether you are playing in the show or sitting in the audience, exposure to loud music can put you in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss.
Musician’s monitors are designed to reduce sounds evenly so the music and speech sound clear. This allows you to enjoy the music as it was meant to be heard while still keeping your ears safe.
As you can see, your Reno audiologist does not want to prevent you from following your passions; they just want to make sure you participate safely. To learn more about protecting your hearing or to meet with your Reno audiologist, schedule a visit today.