thermometer decibel chart dangerous decibelsYou’ve heard about noise-induced hearing loss and you know you should protect your ears around noises that are too loud.

But how loud is too loud?

The recognized limit for safe hearing is 80 decibels. That can be reached by a hairdryer, blender, car horn, or scores of other sounds we hear in our daily lives.

Since potentially damaging noises are everywhere, the only way to consistently avoid them is with hearing protection. Products like custom ear molds and sound plugs can help protect your hearing when you can’t avoid the noises around you.

At Harbor Audiology, we stock a selection of hearing protection for our customers in the Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Port Orchard, Lake Wood, and Puyallup, Washington areas. Here are the hearing protection products we offer:

  • Swim Molds - These are designed to keep your ears dry while you’re in the pool, lake, or ocean and prevent swimmer’s ear, an infection of the outer ear canal common to swimmers.
  • Custom Ear Molds - Custom ear molds are hearing protection designed specifically for you. They fit the shape of your ear perfectly and can be worn whenever you might encounter loud noises.
  • Sound Plugs - Sound plugs block noises but are not made specifically to fit your ear.
  • Musician Plugs - Musician’s ear plugs are designed to decrease volume while still allowing you to hear the music clearly, so you can protect your ears from damage and still know you’re playing at your best.

Protect your hearing now so you can continue to hear the world around you later. Contact Harbor Audiology, serving the areas of Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Port Orchard, Lake Wood, and Puyallup, Washington, today. We’ll be happy to help you find the right kind of hearing protection for you.