Family grilling in the middle of summer

Summer is a wonderful time of year that can be filled with outdoor activities, barbecues, travel, and hopefully, some relaxation for you and your family. But no matter what you find yourself doing this summer, we want you to enjoy your summertime to the fullest by providing you with tips and information in order to protect your hearing & hearing aids this season!

Sand and Surf

Summer means swimming for many people, and water in the ears can be a concern for some individuals, including those who may be prone to “swimmer’s ear,” those who have ear tubes, or those who simply don’t like the feeling of water in the ear. A variety of ear bands and swim plugs are available, including semi-custom plugs, and fully custom swim plugs that float when out of the ears, all through our office.

Summer Sound Safety

Hearing loss prevention is an important summertime consideration as well. Fireworks displays, summer concerts and festivals, noisy lawn work, motorcycling, and sporting events can all potentially have damaging effects on your hearing.

In an effort to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, multiple types of ear plugs are available. Filtered plugs preserve the fidelity of music, while reducing the volume to a safe listening level, and plugs for motor sports reduce wind buffeting, while allowing the rider to hear important traffic noises. And while hunters tend to take a little bit of a break during the summer months, now is a great time to discuss shooters protection before the fall hunting seasons begin.

Most hearing aids are not waterproof, but many newer devices are more water-resistant than they have historically been. This means getting caught in a sudden summer rain is less worrisome than it used to be. Routine maintenance throughout the year will help to keep the hearing aids clear of excessive moisture and debris.

Contact us today to make an appointment at (817) 803-4646.