What Are Noise Cancelling Headphones?
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.
Active noise cancelling technology blocks sounds such as plane engines and train vibrations by creating interference… Read the rest
Part 3 – Helpful Information on Hearing Loss
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… Read the rest
Are you at risk for noise related hearing loss?
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… Read the rest
How To Protect From Some Forms of Hearing Loss
General Tips to Preserve Your Hearing:
Limit your exposure to noisy activities and loud environments.
At home, turn down the volume on the television, radio, stereos and walkmans.
Wear ear plugs or muffs when using loud equipment (i.e. lawn mowers, power saw, leaf blower). Foam plugs are available at your pharmacy… Read the rest
Hearing loss is a fact of life.
Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, much of it undiagnosed.
What’s more, only about a quarter of Americans with hearing loss use a hearing aid.
Undiagnosed hearing loss, a lack of hearing assistance, and loud holiday gatherings can create a perfect storm that can lead to mis-communication and… Read the rest
Can Assistive Listening Systems Enhance Your Services?
Choosing the right assistive listening system to use in your house of worship not only fulfills ADA requirements, but also makes religious services and group activities more rewarding.
What are ADA compliant assistive listening systems, and how can they help you make religious services accessible to everyone?
ADA Compliant Assistive Listening Systems Let… Read the rest
Church Sound Systems: Reining in the Volume
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, mixing on a church sound system is entirely another.
A congregation can include a wide… Read the rest
Why Portable Amplifiers Are a Better Assistive Listening Device for Pacemaker Wearers
With today’s explosion of wireless technology, a sea of data regarding the safety of everything from cell phones to assistive listening devices
has spawned a lively and sometimes confusing public health debate.
Nowhere is this confusion more apparent than in the controversy over whether or not — or… Read the rest
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, they’re also facing the music.
According to the House Ear Institute (HEI), “Advances in the electronics industry have made possible clean sound production at higher sound pressure levels.
“This has… Read the rest
Preserve Your Hearing & Maintain Your Quality of Life
Hearing loss has reached epidemic proportions in modern life.
As many as 10 million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing loss. And 30 million more Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.
In a previous post, I outlined ways to tell if you’re at risk for noise induced hearing
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