When Do You Need Hearing Protection?

Do you know when you should use hearing protection? Dr. Kristen ArmstrongAudiologist at ARC Medical Plaza Specialty has some very specific suggestions. Dr. Armstrong recommends wearing hearing protection in any situation when you have to raise your voice to be heard. She adds, “Some examples are concerts, music festivals, car or motorcycle races, and when operating power tools.”

In this recent podcast, Dr. Armstrong goes on to describe how to use foam earplugs for hearing protection. The main goal, she says, “Ensure you’ve created a seal that can protect you from noise-induced hearing loss.”

If you suspect that you might have noise induced hearing loss, make an appointment with Dr. Armstrong, online or by calling 512-260-1581.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM. You can also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

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