Protect your Hearing Month – 3 Tips to Protect your Hearing

Did you know you can permanently lose your hearing from prolonged exposure to noise!   12 million Americans have hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise, noise-induced hearing loss. October is National Protect your Hearing Month. We encourage Americans to protect their hearing by: Wearing hearing protection when around sounds louder than 85dB for 30 minutes or more. Turning down the[..]

NIOSH Sound Level Meter App – How Noisy Is Your Work Environment?

Ever wonder how loud the noise really is and if it could be damaging your hearing? There’s an app for that! Do you work in or near a noisy environment, such as a construction site, a popular restaurant, or a concert or sports venue? The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed the NIOSH Sound[..]

13-Year-Old Scientist’s Research Shows Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids’ Ears

Hand dryers are ubiquitous in public restrooms, the noise they make may be harmful to children’s ears. According to research recently published in the Canadian journal Paediatrics & Child Health, And the study’s author can speak from personal experience.   “Sometimes after using hand dryers my ears would start ringing,” 13-year-old Nora Keegan from Calgary,[..]