Hearing Loss Prevention

How important is the use of earplugs?

Pluggerz Uni-Fit Earplugs 1

Hearing loss is a progressive and natural part of the aging process. However, excessive noise is always the principal cause, and especially in the last few decades due to the implications of the modern lifestyle, where the volume of sounds is often too high, there has been an increase of 30% of hearing loss patients.

Permanent hearing damage can even occur within 10 seconds, due to exposure to loud noise without appropriate protection.

For this reason, the use of Pluggerz earplugs is necessary under certain conditions as well as the reduction of volume when possible.

For example:

  • If the noise level in your workplace exceeds 85dB, reduce it by wearing Pluggerz ear protectors/earplugs
  • Lower the volume of your TV, sound-system or iPod. Take special care if using headphones
  • Be careful not to increase the volume of your car’s stereo in order to compensate for engine or wind noise
  • Wear special Pluggerz earplugs equipped with a filter or simple ones when attending rock concerts or in dance clubs and avoid standing close to the speakers
  • Wear special Pluggerz earplugs or noise suppression headphones if you use noise-generating power- tools such as electric drills or lawn mowers.

Hearing loss can even arise from simple everyday habits that are harmful.

To avoid damage by foreign objects, follow the two tips below:

  • Do not use cotton swabs to clean your ears. You might push the cerumen further into the ear and onto the eardrum and thereby damage it or even increase the secretion of cerumen by the ear.
  • Avoid washing with dirty water to avoid contaminating your ears.