Category Archives: Hearing Conservation

Looks that Appeal with Hearing Protection Part of the Deal!

With kids out of school for the summer, more time than usual will most likely be spent listening to music via the iPhone, iPod, or MP3.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could automatically limit volume levels of personal audio devices to … Continue reading

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All This Noise About Noise! – guest post by Laurie Wells

“Kids these days!  What about their hearing? Surely they must all be going deaf!!”  How many conversations like this do we audiologists have each day with our patients, clients, neighbors and friends? The demise of the next generation’s hearing due … Continue reading

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Development of High-Fidelity, Safe-Listening Earphones – guest post by Patricia A. Niquette

Hearing professionals and parents alike are concerned about the potential for hearing loss from portable music players. If used at high levels for long periods of time, there is increased risk of music-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis and diplacusis. Safe Listening … Continue reading

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NHCA: Great Resource for Audiologist regarding Hearing Conservation

The 37th National Hearing Conservation Association’s (NHCA) Annual Conference is taking place this week in New Orleans, LA on February 23 through February 25.  The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all … Continue reading

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Products that Rocked the ADA Boat!

If you were unable to attend the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) “Rock the Boat” Convention November 3-5, 2011 in Bonita Springs, Florida, here is a quick summary of the GunSport Pro-1 and the HD-15 high-definition electronic earplugs, two of the hottest … Continue reading

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Ear Saver!

Want to help prevent hearing damage that can easily occur from listening to loud music with an iPod, MP3 player, or Walkman at unsafe volume levels?  Check out the new Mack’s® EarSaver™, an inexpensive adapter designed to reduce the output of standard earphones or … Continue reading

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NRR stands for “Not Really Realistic”

In the United States, hearing protection devices such as earplugs and earmuffs require a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) to be listed directly on product packaging. The NRR is a dB value reflecting the level of attenuation a hearing protection product provides as evaluated under laboratory … Continue reading

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Earplugs that fit in your wallet!

Disposable foam earplugs are typically available in cylinder or bullet-shaped styles that must be rolled and compressed prior to insertion into the ear canal. One relatively new earplug product offers unique packaging that may be appealing to some of your patients. Mack’s Roll-Up … Continue reading

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