“Risk of overexposure to loud music and the potential for damage to one’s ear during ACL’s 3 day festival is a reality. With several bands going on one time, it is difficult to find a place at ACL where you are not bombarded with sound. To remedy this situation, we at Estes Audiology decided to help people protect their hearing by donating earplugs,” said Soriya Estes, Au.D., owner and founder of Estes Audiology. “Wearing earplugs significantly reduces a person’s risk to permanent hearing loss.”
Hearing loss occurs not only because of listening to loud music but also due to the direct correlation between the length of time that one listens to loud music and the decibel level of that music. The longer one hears loud music, the more potential for loss of hearing. At rock concerts, the decibel level can reach up to than 130 db –putting one’s hearing at risk. Add to the decibel level, an extended length of time attending a concert, and one’s potential for hearing loss is exacerbated. It takes only few hours of deafening music to cause permanent damage to your ears.
Due to overexposure to loud sound, many musicians and music lovers alike may experience noise-induced or nerve-related, hearing loss, which is caused by damage in the cochlea or the nerve pathway from the inner ear to the brain. Such damage is preventable. This potential for irreversible hearing loss is why prevention is so important.
“Over 500 earplugs were given away which we consider a huge success. It thrilled us to see festival-goers wearing earplugs provided by Estes Audiology throughout the three-day festival. We feel fortunate to C3 Productions and HAAM for allowing us to assist in making ACL both fun and hearing-safe,”
To learn more about Estes Audiology Hearing Centers, the hearing healthcare provider to HAAM, please go to HearLifeAgain.com.
About Estes Audiology
Estes Audiology is the premier hearing healthcare provider in Central Texas. Founded on the principle that all patients should receive superior hearing healthcare, the audiologists at Estes Audiology evaluate, manage, and treat hearing disorders in more than 5,000 patients throughout Central Texas. Estes Audiology currently has four clinics located in New Braunfels, San Marcos, Georgetown/Sun City and Boerne. Estes Audiology devotes itself to improving the lives of those with hearing loss and protecting those who may be predisposed to hearing loss due to occupational hazards through distinctive patient care, education, commitment to professionalism, and attentive personal service. Unlike its competitors, Estes Audiology distinguishes itself as a recognized professional healthcare provider as it is a service contract provider for Medicare, Medicaid, the Veteran’s Administration, and Comal County I.S.D. Due to the high level of healthcare offered, Estes Audiology’s clinics are used as training facilities for University of Texas – Austin doctoral audiology students.
Putting its patients first, providing the most qualified audiologists and clinicians, utilizing state-of-the-