CaptionCall Provides Key Tips For Hearing Health In The Summer
SALT LAKE CITY, June 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Permanent noise-induced hearing loss affects more than 29% of Americans aged 6 to 69, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As summer approaches, CaptionCall, the leading provider of captioning phone services, is strongly urging Americans to protect themselves from excessive noise exposure to prevent hearing loss.
The sounds of summer are many: fireworks, motor boats, lawn mowers, etc. So how too strong is he? Anything above 85 decibels can damage hearing, especially for long periods of time. Sounds from everyday equipment, such as a kitchen mixer, for example, may be too loud.
According to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), noise is potentially harmful if:
- The noise hurts the ears.
- You have to raise your voice to be understood by someone nearby.
- Your normal hearing is affected for several hours after you feel the noise.
- There is a ringing or ringing in your ears.
âSummer is a wonderful time to reconnect and relax, but it’s important to think about the noise you may be exposed to during the season,â said Scott Wood, Managing Director of CaptionCall. “Protecting your hearing is easy with just a little preparation, and the importance of taking care of your hearing cannot be overstated.”
Hearing care professionals recommend these tips to protect your hearing against loud noises:
- Use noise-canceling earplugs. Do not use rolled up tissues or pieces of a towel in the ear; they do not work and will not protect your hearing from noise damage.
- Find a safe and quieter distance from noise or avoid the area altogether if possible. If you must stay in the noisy area, try to limit the exposure time. (Eight hours exposed to 85 decibels can cause damage.)
- Turn down the volume and follow the 80/90 rule: listen at 80% of maximum volume for 90 minutes a day. If you increase or increase the volume, the total safe listening time decreases. If you turn down the volume, you can listen for longer.
- Stay away from loud noises or, if this is not possible, block or cover your ears with your hands.
- Rest your ears. Get away from loud noise every 15 minutes, then after exposure to loud noise, give your ears time – some suggest 6 hours – to recover without loud noise.
- After being in the water, keep your ears dry to avoid infections.
- Manage stress, which can lead to poor circulation, which can impact hearing.
Appropriate hearing protection is important for safety and comfort. Hearing care professionals recommend choosing the best style and the one that best suits the scenario. Earplugs have Noise Reduction Ratings (NRRs) which correspond to the number of decibels they reduce. For example, an NRR of 30 can reduce potentially harmful noise by 30 decibels. Earplug styles include standard, custom-molded, disposable, noise-filtering and over-the-head earmuffs.
âWe don’t usually stop to think about our sense of hearing, and we usually face whatever hearing difficulties we may have and forgo any hearing protection in general,â says Steve DeMari, Audiologist and Director of Development. business and education from CaptionCall. âSummer is a good time of year to think about your hearing and how best to protect it from this noisy world. Just as we protect our eyes with glasses and our head with bicycle helmets, we should consider wearing earplugs or earhooks or earmuffs to protect our hearing, âsays DeMari. âEspecially now – as the pandemic is emerging and as bigger events return to normal – we need to remember to wear noise protection when we mow the lawn, hammer a hammer, use power tools and most importantly. , how much we listen to music through headphones. “
Watch for signs of hearing loss, including asking others to repeat themselves, having difficulty understanding phone conversations, listening to TV or radio at high volume, ringing in one or both ears, and avoiding social environments. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, contact a hearing care professional to discuss the hearing solutions best suited to your needs.
For more information on CaptionCall, visit www.captioncall.com or call 877-557-2227.
About CaptionCall, LLC
CaptionCall is the industry leader in providing closed captioning phone services that are available free of charge to anyone with hearing loss who requires the use of captions to use the phone. While hearing loss affects millions of people for many different reasons – age, illness, injury, noisy working conditions, and military service – it shouldn’t limit the quality of their phone conversations. With CaptionCall, it’s easy to confidently communicate with your friends, family and colleagues.
CaptionCall uses advanced speech recognition technology, a transcription service, and human captioning agents to quickly deliver written captions of what callers are saying on a large, easy-to-read screen. The CaptionCall phone works like a traditional phone – callers simply dial and answer calls, as usual, and talk and listen using a telephone handset. CaptionCall users see captions of what callers are saying.
All eligible customers receive the Red Carpet service which includes professional installation, product training, and friendly customer support, allowing people everywhere to get more from their phone conversations – and more from life.
CaptionCall is also committed to providing this essential service in a safe manner during the pandemic. Customers can choose a self-guided, remote-guided, or in-person installation of phones by local CaptionCall representatives who follow current COVID-19 guidelines, including the wearing of masks.
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