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You’ve spent a long day at the office in meetings, and once you come home, you’re beat. Or maybe you work in construction, and the constant background noise leaves your head spinning. The last thing you want to listen to is your kids’ noisy television on full blast. These are all signs of listening fatigue.

Image of an Audiologist demonstrating hearing aids.There’s a lot that goes into finding the right hearing aids. Luckily for you, we’ve got the inside scoop on what to expect before you buy hearing devices.

AdobeStock 96062502 700x466It’s crucial to be aware of potentially dangerous listening environments now, so you can protect your hearing later.

Image of decibel ratingsThe simple answer is whenever noise levels surpass 85 decibels. However, your ears aren’t made to track decibels. A general rule of thumb is if you have to shout to be heard, your environment is probably dangerously loud.

Decibels represent the noise levels humans can hear. The higher the decibel count, the more dangerous the sound is to your ears. Here are some common situations where you should protect your ears.

Image of man wearing new hearing aidOver the years, hearing aid technology has evolved.  Not only have the devices become smaller and slimmer, they connect to phones, can be rechargeable and will even learn your hearing needs. 

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