How To Choose Noise Cancelling Headphones that Fit Your Needs

January 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

For commuters and travelers faced with noisy planes, trains, and buses, noise cancelling headphones are more than a luxury: they’re a necessity.

Noise cancelling headphones cancel annoying background sounds by employing a variety of techniques, both active and passive.

Read on to find out which noise canceling headphones are the best choice for you

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ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Devices (Part 3)

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

Hearing loss is more common than you might think. In fact for every person who might be legally classified as deaf, there are many more who are burdened by hearing impairment. Nor is this only a problem for people over 50. Increasingly, due to recreational and environmental noise, hearing loss is occurring at younger and younger ages.

Consider these facts: 28 million Americans are hearing impaired, and an estimated 500 million experience hearing loss, worldwide.

In the U.S., one out of twelve people who are 30-years-old are already hearing-impaired and one in eight people who are 50-years-old now suffer from hearing loss to some degree.

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ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Devices

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

ALDs is the abbreviation currently in vogue for assistive listening devices – products which are truly “life enhancing.” If you are a past visitor to our website, you already know that Audiolinks has a significant number of ADA compliant products available to the hearing impaired. Now, we are expanding our offerings in the somewhat more specialized area of alerting devices & alarms.

More and more, these specialized ALDs are being recognized as important contributors to a superior quality of life for a growing portion of our population. Coincidentally, two of our readers recently sent in questions about this very topic. So I thought it might be time to address the issue in a little more detail.

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Headphones vs. Headsets – Earpiece Speaker, Speaker Configuration & Connectivity

January 15, 2016 | Leave a comment

Headphones have largely gone the way of the rotary phone. In today’s world, headset varieties vastly outnumber headphones in both style and functionality. However, there are still specific applications for which traditional headphone technology is more suitable, e.g. DJs, audio professionals, aviators, aerospace engineers and factory workers.

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7 Danger Signs of Noise Induced Hearing Loss – NIHL

January 11, 2016 | Leave a comment

Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Every day we experience normal sounds in our environment like television, radio, automobiles, buses and trucks. When an individual is exposed to harmful sounds that are too loud or extended over time, sensitive structures of the inner ear can be damaged causing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).Ten million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise. Thirty million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.

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10 Things To Do To Preserve Your Hearing & Maintain Quality of Life

January 8, 2016 | Leave a comment

General Tips to Preserve Your Hearing:
1. Limit your exposure to noisy activities and loud environments.

2. At home, turn down the volume on the television, radio, stereos and walkmans.

3. Wear ear plugs or muffs when using loud equipment (i.e. lawn mowers, power saw, leaf blower).

Foam plugs are available at your pharmacy while muffs and specialized ear protection can be purchased at sporting good stores or safety equipment stores.

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Are Loud Media Players Causing Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Teens?

August 19, 2010 | Leave a comment

Everywhere you look, teens (and others) are wearing earbuds. But a recent study shows that listening to loud music could be harming teenage hearing.

An article in the August 18, 2010 issue of JAMA concludes that one in five American adolescents experienced hearing loss from 2005-2006 – an increase of over 30% from hearing loss levels from 1988-1994.

Are earbuds and loud music responsible for this increase? Watch this CBS news video for more information to help you decide.

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Taming Your Church Sound System

June 8, 2010 | Leave a comment

Sound engineers struggle against overly loud mixes every time they’re in front of the mixing console of their PA system. And while providing a satisfying mix at non-lethal volumes in a club or concert hall is one thing, providing a safe & satisfying mix to a varied church congregation is another.

How can an engineer avoid the hazards that lead to a dangerously blaring church sound system?

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