Are the Sounds of Sports Damaging Your Hearing?
Loud noises at sporting events can potentially harm your hearing.
By: CCMC Hearing Care
The fall sports season is fun and entertaining, but it's also noisy. At sporting events you might hear the cheering crowd, cheerleaders, the marching band, noisemakers like air horns and cowbells, and fireworks. These loud sounds can cause noise-induced hearing loss.
Noise-induced hearing loss can occur when you hear extremely loud sounds for a short time, or hear loud sounds over an extended period of time. As a result, the hair cells in your ears that turn sound vibrations into electrical signals to send to your brain will be damaged or could die. These hair cells do not regenerate.
Hearing damage can occur if sounds are 85 decibels or higher. The general noise of sporting events is 94-110 dB, fireworks are 140-160 dB, and air horns are 129 dB. Sporting events usually span multiple hours, so hearing these sounds for that extended amount of time could really affect your hearing.
If you think your hearing has been damaged by noise, stop by CCMC Hearing Care for a hearing test.
At CCMC Hearing Care, our hearing tests can determine the quality of your hearing and help us create a treatment plan for you. Before the test, we'll also check to see if you have ear drum damage. Our hearing specialists can keep you hearing the sounds you love!
For hearing tests near St. Johns, MI, (https://www.ccmchearingcare.com/
About CCMC Hearing Care:
CCMC Hearing Care provides hearing tests and audiological services at two locations in mid-Michigan:
St. Johns – (989) 796-4555
Alma – (989) 292-3572
Call to schedule an appointment or visit the CCMC Hearing Care website at: https://www.ccmchearingcare.com/