Hearing protection

What is hearing protection?

Our hearing is made up of sensitive structures that can be damaged if exposed to loud noise levels. Hearing protection can prevent damage to your hearing by reducing the noise exposure level which can risk a hearing loss. 

Hearing protection such as ear muffs and ear plugs can protect ears from cold and noise. Depending on your lifestyle and activities, it is important to choose a specific form of protection that is customised to your needs.

Why is hearing protection important?

Hearing loss can occur after being exposed to noise exceeding 85dB (decibels), whether it is a brief but intense sound such as an explosion, or a regular exposure to loud noises over time in the workplace.

Therefore, it is vital that we wear hearing protection in situations capable of damaging our hearing. Not only can the exposure to dangerous noise levels directly result in a noise induced hearing loss, but it can also cause a condition known as tinnitus

What can I do to protect my hearing?

The important thing to remember is that you can take preventative measures to protect your hearing.

  1. Reduce the time you are exposed to high noise levels.
  2. Turn the volume down on personal music devices and use noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds.
  3. Avoid using too many noisy appliances at the same time at home.
  4. When purchasing new products, check the dB level. The smaller dB level the better.
  5. Move further away from any source of loud sounds.
  6. Wear hearing protection when working with noisy equipment e.g. lawnmowers.

Expert advice to protect your hearing

The hearing protection we supply is specifically designed to fit the needs of the user in a specific environment. This includes ear plugs for sleeping, musicians, swimming and more.

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Custom made hearing protection

At Bay Audiology, we offer tailored hearing protection that reduces the ambient noise around you, whilst also sitting comfortably in your ears. We also provide a high level of standard protection for your ears which can be useful in different environments.

It is essential to keep on top of your hearing, as it can be easily damaged by intense noise levels. At Bay Audiology, we advise coming in for an annual hearing check so it can become part of your normal health routine. An annual hearing check enables you to take control of your own hearing, ensuring the early detection and management of hearing loss, as well as preventing it altogether. We offer free hearing checks for anyone aged 18 and over. 

Our team can also take you through our extensive range of hearing protection options whilst you get your hearing checked.

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