Did you know that the average noise level of a restaurant is 79.3dBA? Hearing loss starts to occur at sounds 85dBA and louder. Restaurants are a constant hustle and bustle of noise. Between the constant movement of people, proximity of tables, and design of the room, restaurants can be uncomfortably loud for everyone and especially for people with hearing difficulties.
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One-fourth of Americans age 65+ will fall every year1. If you have hearing loss, your risk for falling greatly increases. In a study2 conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Frank Lin assessed hearing and balance in seniors and found that those with even mild hearing loss were three times more likely to suffer from an accidental fall.
34 states have mandated school hearing screenings1, but how much do you know about these screenings? Why do they do them? What exactly are they testing? How accurate is it? What should parents expect to come out of it?
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It’s time for that crazy chaos of getting school supplies, first day outfits, and physicals – but should you add getting your child’s hearing checked to your To-Do list? Traditionally children are given hearing tests at school, but those are only health exams to determine if you need further testing.
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Are you doing everything possible to protect yourself from hearing loss? In this special “Sound Advice” blog post, we’ll walk you through the “three pillars” of hearing loss prevention.
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Be prepared and protect your hearing this summer! It doesn't take a big "kaboom" to harm your hearing. Even prolonged exposure to lower decibel (dB) levels, such as heavy city traffic (approximately 85 dB), can result in damage.
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As youngsters head outside for their summer fun, be aware that dangerous noise may be lurking around the corner. Unfortunately, about 12% of children and adolescents (ages 6 to 19) have permanent noise-induced hearing loss, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.