Custom Ear Protection in Estes Park
Though hearing loss is often associated with aging, exposure to loud noises may also cause permanent damage. On a daily basis, we are exposed to noises that may have adverse effects on our hearing, without even realizing it. Noise exposure affects workers in a range of industries, from construction to dentistry to hair styling. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that 30 million people in the US are “occupationally exposed to hazardous noise.”
Outside of the workplace, recreational activities such as hunting, do-it-yourself carpentry or landscaping with machines such as a mower or leaf-blower, increases the risk of hearing loss. Your teenager’s garage band, with amplifiers turned up at full volume for a long period of time, may cause long-term damage to their ears. People who drive convertibles or motorcycles are also at risk, with greater exposure to engine sounds.