Summer and Hearing Health

Protecting Your Ears During Outdoor Activities

As summer arrives, the allure of outdoor activities like music festivals, beach outings, and sports events becomes irresistible. While we want everyone to enjoy those fun-filled activities, it’s important to remember to protect your ears as well to maintain long-term hearing health.

Loud environments, such as concerts or sporting events, can expose your ears to sound levels exceeding 85 decibels, which is the threshold that with prolonged exposure can lead to permanent hearing damage. Even activities like mowing the lawn or using power tools can contribute to hearing loss over time. To safeguard your hearing, it’s important to be proactive about hearing protection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasize the importance of using ear protection in noisy environments. They recommend limiting exposure to loud sounds and using earplugs or earmuffs to reduce noise levels. For those seeking effective and comfortable hearing protection, Phonak offers an excellent solution with their Serenity line of earplugs.

Phonak Serenity earplugs are designed to provide optimal protection while maintaining sound quality and comfort. These earplugs are ideal for a variety of outdoor activities, offering protection against harmful noise levels without compromising on the auditory experience.

Whether you’re attending a concert, enjoying a day at the beach, or engaging in a noisy hobby, Serenity earplugs can help preserve your hearing.

In addition to using ear protection, it’s important to keep devices like hearing aids clean and dry after any water activities. Even with waterproof hearing aids that are now available, you’ll want to dry them with a clean, dry towel after any water activity to keep them working their best.

Remember, your hearing is precious and irreplaceable. Protect it during your summer adventures to ensure you can continue to enjoy the sounds of life for years to come!