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5/23/2016
Ear Image with Green Ear Plug
We have talked before about the danger of loud noises.  Most people recognize that noise induced hearing loss is a real issue. Read more...
 
 
We have talked before about the danger of loud noises.  Most people recognize that noise induced hearing loss is a real issue.  And most realize that the best defense against it is to wear earplugs.   Yet for some reason, when we go to noisy sporting events, concerts, air shows, or when we mow the lawn, use power tools, go to a shooting range, etc., so many of us don’t use earplugs.  It’s such a simple solution but we don’t do it.  Why? 
 
An article from Healthy Hearing identifies the following as the most common reasons people don’t wear earplugs:
  1. They are uncomfortable
  2. They are a hassle to put in
  3. They interfere with what they’re actually trying to hear
  4. They look funny
 
Read more here: http://www.everydayhearing.com/hearing-loss/articles/how-you-can-ruin-your-hearing-in-just-one-day/
 
The Hearing Journal published a study where people were given earplugs to use over a 16 week period.  Most participants reported that their opinions about wearing earplugs to protect their ears had improved by the end of the study. 
 
You can read more detail about the study here: http://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/Fulltext/2014/04000/Original_Research___Clubbers__Attitude_Toward.8.aspx
 
Apparently people just need to get used to earplugs in order to really appreciate them.  There’s no question that the benefit of wearing earplugs in noisy environments far outweighs the alternative.  So, don’t forget to pack the earplugs, and when the need arises, USE THEM!
 
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss.  We encourage people everywhere to protect their hearing.  We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing health.  Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!
 
Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator