According to National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), "NIHL (noise-induced hearing loss) can be caused by a one-time exposure to an intense “impulse” sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time...recreational activities that can put you at risk for NIHL include target shooting and hunting, snowmobile riding, listening to MP3 players at high volume through earbuds or headphones, playing in a band, attending loud concerts" and firework displays.
As summer is in full swing, we run from one activity to another so quickly that we may forget to stop and think about how each of these activities can harm our hearing. For a lot of people, summertime means enjoying the great outdoors. But along with favorite summer pastimes come potential threats to your hearing — in the form of ka-booms, roars, blasts and other ear-piercing noises.
Summer has (unofficially) kicked off. It's time to get out there and enjoy it. Outdoor concerts, festivals and parades are all on the agenda. But these summer events have one thing in common-loud noises that could damage your hearing.