Category: Earplugs

Flying and Ears

Tis the season to be flying. If your ears give you problems when you fly, here a few tips to help ease the discomfort. A little ear anatomy first. Your Eustachian tube connects your throat to your middle ear. Normally, the pressure in the middle ear space is the same as the outside air pressure.... Read more »

Turn It to the Left

Turn It to the Left
25% of school age children have hearing loss. Are you surprised? Gone are the days when after school, kids ran around outside, sat down with a board game, or played with a deck of cards. In most homes, kids are connected. They listen to media through their headphones at levels that are way too loud.... Read more »

You Can Still Love The Way Music Sounds With Ear Protection

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to snag tickets to see the Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field. Sitting in the upper deck, my jaw dropped watching how many people were not wearing ear protection. I know that many of you reading this think about the spongy foam plugs that muffle sounds when inserted. Those... Read more »
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Make The Right Choice. Choose Ear Protection.

While watching the History Channel a few weeks ago, we came across a series called “Forged and Fire”. It’s a challenge for blacksmiths, bladesmiths and the like to create weapons and blades. The contestants are judged on creativity and durability of their workmanship. The audiologist in me is thinking, “Where are their earplugs? Why aren’t... Read more »

Let's Get This Party Started

I was recently at a party where the music was ear piercing loud. My brother in law called me a buzz kill as I measured the volume of music with a sound level meter app on my phone. It’s no joke. You can do permanent damage listening to loud music. I only wish I knew... Read more »