The 4th of July means backyard parties, concerts and fireworks. And, it’s going to be a loud celebration. After all, fireworks are designed to make as much noise as possible!
Did you know that if you stand within just three feet of your neighbors fireworks, you are exposing yourself to 150 decibels of sound? That’s equivalent to a jet engine!
FYI: Please see a hearing professional if you have these symptoms. Exposure to noises such as loud fireworks can result in:
- Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
- Slight temporary hearing loss (less than 24 hours)
- Permanent hearing loss
- Eardrum perforation (rare)
Dr. Anita Carroll is a licensed Audiologist who enjoys assisting others with all types of custom ear products to keep your ears healthy and hearing well. Book an appointment for recreational activities such as hunting, concerts, swimming or musicians.