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Guide to Ear Safety & Hearing Protection

Are you concerned about ear safety and hearing protection? There are a number of situations where your ears may be at risk, such as when at a high altitude, during a concert, from swimming, or when dealing with occupational noise hazards. It’s crucial to protect your ears from severe noises, so that you don’t suffer hearing loss or other conditions such as tinnitus.

If you want to learn to better protect yourself from hearing loss, find the best hearing protection products, or to get treated after suffering sustained hearing loss, Alpine Ear, Nose, & Throat, P.C. in Northern Colorado is here to help.

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Situation Specific Hearing Safety Devices

Alpine ENT is primarily about providing you the medical support you need to deal with hearing loss and ear safety. However, we also provide clients with products such as:

Situations that require hearing protection include:

  • Operating heavy machinery
  • Driving a motorcycle
  • Using a lawnmower
  • Shooting guns
  • Being at a concert
  • Using wood chippers
  • Etc.

How to Avoid Hearing Loss

Some hearing loss is genetic. However, quite often, loud noises from workplaces and concerts can contribute significantly to the loss of hearing. The younger one is when they start wearing adequate protection, the better their chances are of maintaining their ability to hear well for longer. One situation that can impact hearing that you may not know much about is swimming.

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear, otherwise known as otitis externa, is an infection of the outer ear canal that can occur when water gets trapped in the ear, leading to bacteria growth. If left unaddressed, it can lead to permanent hearing loss. That’s why it’s so important that if you are having symptoms such as ringing in the ear, painful chewing, sudden decreased hearing, or other related symptoms, it’s important to act now and get professional ear doctors to examine the area.

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If you are suffering from itchy or painful ears, contact the ear, nose, and throat specialists at Alpine ENT and schedule your evaluation today!

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