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St. Johns Hearing Care Company Can Help You Enjoy Independence Day with Hearing Loss
CCMC Hearing Care can provides tips for protecting your ears this Fourth of July.
By: CCMC Hearing Care
The day is marked by parades, cookouts, swimming, and outdoor fun. The festivities can get loud though!
Fireworks can be 140 decibels, fire truck sirens at 123 decibels, and marching bands can be 100 decibels.
Noise induced hearing loss can occur over time or immediately depending on the sound's volume. Listening to sounds at 95 decibels for about 15 minutes can cause hearing loss and sounds louder than 120 decibels can cause pain and injury to the ear immediately.
Here are some ways you can enjoy Independence Day with hearing loss and prevent further damage to your ears:
Parades: The holiday wouldn't be the same without local parades! To prevent damage, wear ear plugs when the loud segments of the parade reach you. This includes service vehicles, the marching band, and the 21-gun salute if your parade has one. If possible, stand back from the road too. Distance between you and the noise can help prevent damage.
Barbecue: At family barbecues, sit next to the people you want to talk to. You'll have an easier time hearing them or reading lips if necessary. You may also want to position yourself away from children or grandchildren playing in the distance!
Fireworks: Fireworks are a great way to end the night! To enjoy fireworks safely, opt to see professional fireworks rather than an at home firework show. Professional firework shows will provide seating for people away from the firework explosions, and it's recommended that people stay 500 feet away from fireworks to prevent harm. Bring ear plugs too!
Is it time you received an audiology test near Mt. Pleasant, MI (https://www.ccmchearingcare.com/
If you can't hear as clearly as you used to, have persistent ringing in the ears, or think you need a new hearing aid, come see us! A friendly audiologist near Mt. Pleasant, MI can provide an audiology test and decide the right solution for you.
Contact us today to hear what you've been missing!
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/