Most people assume that hearing loss is an inevitable consequence of aging. Surprisingly, scientific studies show that much hearing damage occurs from repeated exposure to the sounds of daily life.1
Experts estimate that 30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of noise each day.2 The maximum safe sound level for regular environmental exposure is considered to be 70 decibels.3-6 Yet studies now show that urban dwellers can be exposed to chronic sound levels above 74 decibels in the course of their daily activities; public transit sound levels can exceed 79 decibels.3,7
Of equal concern is that the safe industrial sound level is considered to be a maximum of 85 decibels. So just walking down the street, we're endangering our hearing from sounds that exceed levels deemed safe. They emanate from construction sites, passing vehicles, public transit, and of course, the music in stores and clubs.
What are social ear plugs? They are not ear plugs in the traditional sense, because they don't muffle and distort sound. Instead, social ear plugs are sound attenuators. In other words, they let you hear the same high and low frequencies—they simply lower the overall volume for you.
This is the secret behind Hearos™ Hi-Fidelity Ear Plugs' ability to protect your hearing while allowing natural hearing and speech. You're able to "turn down" the volume around you, without impacting how you hear sounds or conversations with others. Hearos™ ear plugs are made of a clear material that makes them virtually invisible to others—and they're ergonomically designed for all-day comfort!
Don't let the sounds of daily life ruin your hearing. Get social hearing protection now!
Many people purchase more than one set to have them available in as many places as possible such as one's car, suitcase, or different residences.
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3. Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Jan 3;46(1):500-8.
4. AAOHN J. 1997 Aug;45(8):397-408; quiz 09-10.
5. Am J Ind Med. 1997 Jan;31(1):75-9.
6. Noise Health. 2010 Jul-Sep;12(48):155-8.
7. Eur J Epidemiol. 1994 Oct;10(5):549-54.