EVERYDAY SOUNDS: HOW DO THEY AFFECT YOU?

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EVERYDAY SOUNDS: HOW DO THEY AFFECT YOU?

How are the noises you hear every day impacting your hearing? The truth is that we're exposed to a number of damaging noise levels regularly, even if we’re not always aware of them. And when it comes to protecting your hearing, understanding your ears process sound will help you determine how exposure to them may be affecting your hearing health. This article explores what causes hearing loss, different noise levels, and how to protect against noise-induced hearing loss. How is sound measured? There are several causes of hearing loss. And, everyone has a different tolerance to loud noises. Generally speaking,...

6 Benefits of Wearing Earplugs

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6 Benefits of Wearing Earplugs

Having clear hearing allows us to communicate with one another, enjoy our favorite music, and keep us safe. Until we start having trouble with our sense of hearing, we tend not to recognize its importance. It’s hard to detect which noises are harmful or which ones aren’t, but wearing earplugs now can prevent or worsen injury down the line. It can even help cope with symptoms of the following: Meniere’s disease Migraine & headaches Misophonia & Phonophobia Hypersensitivity Disorder ADHD Autism Whether or not you identify with one of these conditions, here are 6 ways you can benefit from wearing...

How earplugs can help reduce the stress of tinnitus

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How earplugs can help reduce the stress of tinnitus

If you have tinnitus, you know the constant ringing you hear can make every aspect of your life feel overwhelming. Impacting over 50 million Americans, those suffering from tinnitus often find themselves in a vicious cycle of stress. While many people experience a similar ringing noise, the sounds have also been described as being “analogous to cicadas, crickets, winds, falling tap water, grinding steel, escaping steam, fluorescent lights, and running engines”, according to the NCBI. These intrusive sounds become overwhelming, resulting in panic and anxiety, and suddenly, it becomes a challenge to relax. In some cases, the symptoms can be debilitating and...

Andy Tatt testimonial – music and loud events

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Andy Tatt testimonial – music and loud events

My name is Andy Tatt and I am a music & portrait photographer. It’s no secret that I absolutely love dBud, years down the line, they are still 100% my go-to pair of earplugs despite trying numerous other plugs. So why do I love them so much? Simply put, they save my ears from tinnitus and harsh volumes. At gigs, I shoot in different ranges in volume, so I needed a product that could be just as versatile. dBud has a brilliant feature that allows you to use them at an average of 11dB or 24dB, so for me, that allows me...

Best earplugs for drummers

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Best earplugs for drummers

Let’s face it: Hearing loss is the greatest fear of every musician. Although you may not notice the implications of listening to excessive noise instantly. In the back of your mind, you know that if you do not take care of your ears, your hearing capabilities may be reduced. This issue is even more prevalent for drummers. While you are holding a steady groove, you keep smashing your toms, snare, and cymbals to make the audience go wild, your ears may not be enjoying the experience as much as you do if you are not protecting your ears. Some drummers...

What is misophonia?

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What is misophonia?

What is Misophonia? Have you or someone that you know been out to a restaurant and all you can hear is the sound of them chewing? You may have been slightly affected by it, but for someone with a misophonia condition, this situation can bring up anger or emotion—  so much so that they might need to leave the table. Misophonia, ‘the hatred of sound’, is a sound sensitivity condition that causes people to get emotionally triggered by specific sounds and visual stimuli —  like chewing, breathing, and whistling. Specific sounds like chewing create a fight-or-flight-response in people who have misophonia and trigger...

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