How Do Earplugs Protect Your Hearing?

Estimates show that 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. aged between 20 – 69 exhibit symptoms of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Noise can pose a significant threat to your hearing health. Taking appropriate measures to protect your hearing can help prevent hearing loss.

Using hearing protection is an easy way to protect your hearing. There are a range of hearing protection products available on the market:

  • Noise level detectors, like a decibel meter
  • Ear muff
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Earplugs

Earplugs can help protect your ears or your health through different situations. They have a few different uses including sleeping, flying, swimming protection, and guarding against noise-induced hearing loss.

How Do Earplugs Protect Your Hearing

There are a number of ways that earplugs can protect your hearing. They are also appropriate to use in a variety of situations.

Some reasons you may need earplugs include:

  • Having trouble sleeping
  • If your ears hurt when you fly
  • Are prone to swimmers ear
  • Participate in noisy events or situations.

Read on to find out why or when you need earplugs and which ones might be the best for you.

When Should You Use Earplugs?

You should use earplugs if you anticipate exposure to dangerous noise levels. This article can help you understand what is considered dangerous. Other times you might need earplugs include:

  • Helping you sleep uninterrupted.
  • If you experience pain in your ears when flying.
  • To prevent swimmer’s ear or other ear infections that can occur after swimming.

Different Types of Earplugs for Each Situation

You will need different earplugs for each type of situation you might find yourself in. There are even different earplugs that protect you from noise induced hearing loss depending on the type of noise.

If you need earplugs, ear muffs, or have questions about the best type of protection for your ears, please contact us, and we can help answer your questions and point you in the right direction.

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