It’s a startling fact that people who seek help early on for their hearing loss retain more of their natural hearing ability as the years pass than those who don't. One of the number one ways to preserve your hearing if you are showing signs of hearing loss is to use proper hearing protection for potentially damaging activities. Whether you are showing signs of hearing loss or you regularly participate in activities like hunting that put your hearing at risk, then it is time to consider your hearing protection options. Today there are several ear protection devices available including:
- Digital Sound Compressing Hearing Devices
Earmuffs are a form of hearing protection designed to fit against the head and enclose the entire external ears. The inside of the muff cup is lined with acoustic foam which can reduce noise by as much as 15 to 30 decibels. The original ear muff has foam filled ear cushions and a noise reduction rating of up to 25 decibels when worn over the head. There are also earmuff hearing protectors that include an auxiliary input, for those who cannot stand being deprived of their tunes, even on a rifle range. Ear muffs are often used in conjunction with earplugs to protect the employee from extremely loud noises, usually at or above 105 decibels.