BRIDGEPORT W.Va – Many outdoor activities can cause hearing loss.
This includes outdoor concerts, boating, fireworks, and parades. It can even include yardwork, such as mowing grass and running weed eaters.
Ringing or buzzing in your ears is often the first sign that a loud sound may have caused damage to your ear.
A local audiologist gives some tips on how to protect yourself from the noise.
“You can get over the counter hearing protection at you know, Rite Aid, CVS, Wal Mart. If you’re looking for something more comfortable that actually fits in your ear, we actually provide custom hearing protection where we would take a mold of your ear and then the hearing protection would fit perfectly just for you,” said Melissa Rose, Doctor of Audiology at Nardelli Audiology in Bridgeport.
Sounds louder than 80 decibels have the potential to cause permanent damage and noise created by fireworks and concerts range between 90 and 140 decibels.