Hand Dryers: For Kids, Beware the Noise

It’s no secret that hand dryers installed in public bathrooms can seem rather loud, but we were blown away by a young scientist’s findings when she put the volume levels of 44 automated machines to the test in restrooms across...

May Is Better Hearing Month: Spring Into It With Less Noise, More Joy

Ahhh, spring! As power tools whir, ball games bloom, and concerts sprout, are your ears protected from the louder sounds of the season? Some noises pack a bigger punch than your ears should take, so for Better Hearing Month this...

5 Common Questions About Misophonia

Q: I can’t stand to hear some sounds. Am I crazy? Am I just oversensitive and need to suck it up? Or do I have Misophonia?   Answer: Most people can become aggravated at certain sounds, depending on the level....

April Is National Lawn and Garden Month

Celebrate by Protecting Your Hearing Spring has sprung, and so has the annual spring cornucopia of sounds: birds singing, children laughing, neighbors chatting — and lawn equipment. Maintaining your burgeoning plant life is a noisy affair. Once you’ve used the...

Noise Hazards on the Job: Protect Yourself!

Clang! Slam! Rizzz! Vroom! From engines running and car doors closing to sanders whirring and air compressors humming, workplace noise comes with the territory at auto shops, and some of it can prove damaging to a mechanic’s ears and hearing...

The Hunt for Hearing Protection: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Ears Safe

You have a passion for hunting and/or shooting, and we have a passion for hearing. Our two interests come together during National Protect Your Hearing Month, celebrated in October. To keep being a sharp shooter, you have to protect your...