Nathan Williams, Au.D., CCC-A
It is summertime! That means that many families will be enjoying activities such as music concerts, amusement park adventures, fireworks and lawn and gardening projects. But beware; these activities can be dangerous to your family’s hearing. One in 10 Americans experiences hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. The good news is noise induced hearing loss is preventable. Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute suggests the following precautions to take against harmful and excessive noises to help ensure that you hear sounds for a lifetime.
If you or any family members experience pain, ringing or buzzing in the ears, decreased hearing or are having difficulty understanding speech after exposure to loud summer activities, you may consider having your hearing tested.