July 1, 2016For Immediate Release
Hearing Safety Tips for Your Fourth of July Weekend!
OMAHA, NEB. - Did you know fireworks can fire at 170 decibels? That’s 30 decibels above the recommended sound pressure exposure for adults and 50 decibels above the recommended exposure for a child, according to the World Health Organization. So how far away should you and your loved ones be from fireworks and other loud Independence Day festivities?
Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute answers this question and provides addition tips for protecting against harmful and excessive noise to help you and your family enjoy a safe Fourth of July weekend!
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4th of July Hearing Tips
“As an audiologist, I'm not recommending that you sit at home and not enjoy these activities,” said Nathan Williams, Au.D., CCC-A. “With properly fit hearing protection, you can reduce the risk of any noise-induced hearing loss and enjoy the show and really enjoy this American holiday.”
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