One of the most basic tasks of the summertime is also the most dangerous to your hearing health: lawn mowing. It’s become such a basic component of our weekly routine that we forget how great an effect a lawn mower can have on our hearing. The average volume of a lawnmower while in use is 95 dBs, and, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), any sound louder than 80 dBs is considered “potentially hazardous.”
Custom Earplugs: A Sensible Solution
Luckily, your have a practical solution that will keep your hearing in tact while you keep you lawn in check: custom earplugs.
Custom earplugs are made specifically for your ears’ particular shape, and can help to reduce the discomfort and poor fit typically associated with standard foam or rubber earplugs. Additionally, this type of hearing protection is considered safer for long-term use than foam or rubber plugs since they aren’t placed as deep in the ear canal and are gentler on your ears’ sensitive skin.