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

Study: Cranked Earbuds Contribute to Spike in Teen Hearing Loss For today’s teens, dangling earbuds are as ubiquitous as facial jewelry. But a recent study shows that unlike adornments, they could be far from harmless. An article in the August 18, 2010 issue of JAMA concludes that one in five American adolescents experienced hearing loss from 2005-2006. What’s more, this… Read the rest

Taming Your Church Sound System

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

5 Hearing Protection Tips for Audio Pros

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

10 Steps to Combat Hearing Loss

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 Read the rest

Are You at Risk for Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

No escape from noise Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. But noise is a part of everyday life: from television and stereos to 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 Read the rest