Hearing protection

Information on current hearing protection including musician’s, social, shooting, high definition, high fidelity, etc.

Positive Reviews for Tinnitus Toolbox – Hyperacusis Handbook

Readers are sharing positive reviews for Tinnitus Toolbox – Hyperacusis Handbook. It’s now available for people with tinnitus (hearing too much sound) and hyperacusis (hearing sound too much). It’s for parents looking for answers. It’s for professionals to use as a clinic resource and to share with clients, e.g. audiologists, family doctors, otologists or ENTs,… Read…

MRI Testing Double Hearing Protection

[Revised March 12, 2019]. Experts now recommend MRI testing double hearing protection: earplugs plus earmuffs together. MRIs are high risk for hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis. Sometimes ENTs recommend an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to help diagnose different conditions, including possible causes of hearing problems. MRIs use magnetism, radio waves and a computer to create …

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Loud Balloons Damage Hearing

Loud balloons damage hearing. But they don’t come with any warning about hearing risk from loud impulse sounds. Current science shows noise, including sudden impulse noise, can damage the inner ears and the connections between the inner ears and hearing nerves. This can cause tinnitus, hyperacusis and/or hearing loss. Experts believe peak impulse noise of …

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Do Musician’s Earplugs Work for Loud Metal Band Concerts?

If there was a time for social earplugs, it was now. The bass beat rippled from the soles of my feet to the top of my head. Pounding in my chest like an extra heartbeat. My first metal concert. I was using my pre-molded musician’s earplugs (ER 20s; $20), but it was too loud. After …

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