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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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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Don’t Miss Holiday Memories Because of Hearing Loss

November 30, 2010 | Leave a comment

Hearing loss is a fact of life. Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, much of it undiagnosed.

Undiagnosed hearing loss, a lack of hearing assistance, and loud holiday gatherings can create a perfect storm that can lead to mis-communication and unwanted holiday stress.

Here are 5 ways you can help everyone hear during holiday gatherings- and make everyone’s holiday happier!

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How Assistive Listening Systems Enhance Worship for Everyone

June 15, 2010 | Leave a comment

The right assistive listening system for your place of worship will fulfill ADA regulations requiring hearing assistance at public gatherings. Assistive listening devices also enhance your congregation’s experience by making religious services and group activities accessible to everyone!

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Taming Your Church Sound System

June 8, 2010 | Leave a comment

Sound engineers struggle against overly loud mixes every time theyā€™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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Are Assistive Listening Devices Safe to Use With Pacemakers?

May 27, 2010 | Leave a comment

Which assistive listening device or portable personal amplifier is safest to use if you also wear a pacemaker?

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5 Hearing Protection Tips for Audio Pros

April 20, 2010 | Leave a comment

From concert halls and nightclubs to recording studios, audio engineers and musicians are pumping up the volume more than ever before.

And as hearing loss begins to take its toll, theyā€™re also facing the music.

What steps can audio engineers and musicians take to safeguard against hearing loss?

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10 Steps to Combat Hearing Loss

April 13, 2010 | Leave a comment

Hearing loss has reached epidemic proportions in modern life.

As many as 10 million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing loss. 30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.

If you suffer from hearing loss, what can you do to avoid further damage and preserve the hearing you have?

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