Hearing Protection

Stop hearing loss in its tracks with the help of Louisiana Ear Nose Throat & Sinus (LENTS).

Are you experiencing hearing loss?

Hearing issues are common. Approximately 20% of Americans have stated they suffer from hearing loss, and 25% have experienced tinnitus in the past year (1).

Hearing loss happens naturally as we age, but not all hearing loss occurs because of normal wear and tear. When you are exposed to loud sounds without protection, severe hearing loss can develop. This can complicate our relationships, work, and quality of life. However, there are things we can do to protect and preserve our hearing.

How to Prevent Hearing Loss

An estimated 10 million of the 40 million Americans who suffer from hearing loss were affected by noise-induced hearing loss, which can stem from a single event or regular exposure to loud sounds over time (2). This means that a single concert, motorsports competition, or day after day spent working in a factory can be the root cause of long-term hearing loss.

Prevention has been shown to be the best method of battling back against hearing loss. Prevention is a comprehensive approach, which includes developing safe habits and wearing hearing protection products. By protecting your hearing against further loss, even as aging continues, you can maintain your current level of hearing for longer, letting you hear family, friends, and the many sounds that surround you for years to come.

Hearing Protection Product Options

Hearing protection options can be generic or custom. Custom earmolds and earplugs can be catered to provide you with long-term protection from loud sounds based on your work or hobbies.

Customizable hearing protection options from LENTS includes:

  • Earmolds: Custom earmolds can be recommended by an ENT, audiologist, or hearing professional. Earmolds are customized to fit your ears and can include a filtered attenuator. Earmolds deliver strong protection against harmful levels of sound.
  • Earplugs: Custom earplugs provide less protection than earmolds, however, they are comfortable to use and come in a wide range of options. They will not mute all external sounds, but reduce sound levels by filling space in the ear canal.
  • Monitors: Commonly used by musicians, in-ear monitors reduce the impact of loud sounds on your hearing while giving you the ability to listen to the music you’re playing.

Activity-specific earmolds, earplugs, and monitors also exist and are available from Louisiana Ear Nose Throat & Sinus. Options include:

  • Occupational
  • Sleeping
  • Music
  • Hunting
  • Motorsports
  • Swimming
  • Surfing

Additional custom hearing protection products, including ICUSTOM and DEFENDEAR, are available from LENTS. Find the right hearing protection for you by scheduling an appointment today.

References

  1. Hearing loss statistics at a glance (Healthy Hearing)
  2. Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) (Dangerous Decibels)
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