Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is caused by exposure to excessive loud noise, which damages the delicate hair cells in the inner ear over time. Simply using quality hearing protection devices when you are around loud noises can prevent NIHL.
While any method for protecting your hearing is better than none at all, many generic earplugs and headphones don’t offer a very effective defense against NIHL. If you regularly participate in loud activities that require hearing protection, it’s important to invest in custom earplugs to truly protect yourself from risks of hearing loss. Some examples of people who benefit from custom earplugs include:
- Hunters, Shooters
- Industrial workers
- Concert goers
If you’re one of the many people who need custom hearing protection, schedule an appointment at Central Oregon Hearing Aid Clinic for a custom earplug fitting right away.