June 13, 2016For Immediate Release
Ensure Sounds for a Lifetime with Summer Hearing Protection
OMAHA, NEB. – One in 10 Americans experiences hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. The good news is noise induced hearing loss is preventable. Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute suggests precautions against harmful and excessive noises to help ensure you and your family hear sounds for a lifetime.
“If you or any family members experience pain, ringing or buzzing in the ears, decreased hearing or are having difficulty understanding speech after exposure to loud summer activities, you may consider having your hearing tested,” said Nathan Williams, Au.D., CCC-A, Audiologist. “With children especially, the sound pressure generated in the ears is greater compared to an adult. Providing hearing protection, especially at a young age, helps to ensure optimal hearing as your child grows.”
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