Noise Induced Hearing Loss or NIHL can also be caused by loud noises, typically above 85 dB over extended periods of time or by a single extremely loud burst of sound (acute acoustic trauma). Typically a gunshot or explosion of some kind could cause immediate and irreversible noise induced hearing loss. NIHL is the most common form of hearing loss in North America today. The most common culprits are recreational activities such as listening to excessively loud music, attending loud concerts or sporting events.

Snowmobiling: How Loud Is It?
Can snowmobiling on trails at relatively low speeds for only a few hours cause hearing loss?

Snowmobiling: How Loud Is It?

Do the response over our previous blog post about noise induced hearing loss Logan (2017): How Loud is it?, we decided to run another informal experiment to see how snowmobiling would affect our hearing. Despite dealing with hearing loss on daily basis I was shocked at how much temporary hearing…

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MB AirShow 2016 – How Loud Is It?
CF-18 Hornet Acrobatics at MB AirShow 2016

MB AirShow 2016 – How Loud Is It?

To find out just how loud an airshow can get, we traveled to Southport airport minutes away from Portage la Prairie to take in the now infamous Manitoba AirShow. Despite hours waiting to get in, were still looking forward to seeing the last 2 performances; the CF-18 Hornet solo and the…

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Custom Moulded Earplugs – Protection Without Distortion
Types of custom moulded earplugs available at Polo Park Hearing Centre Winnipeg.

Custom Moulded Earplugs – Protection Without Distortion

Noise induced hearing loss is almost always avoidable and despite that fact, noise induced hearing loss is growing in Canada. Hearing loss can be a direct result of an occupation, a recreational activity or simply exposure to random loud sounds. The earplugs shown below are custom moulded earplugs that fit perfectly…

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1.1 Billion Teens & Young Adults Risk Hearing Loss
Classic Boom Box: The Origional Personal Music Player!

1.1 Billion Teens & Young Adults Risk Hearing Loss

The World Health Organization has identified exposure to recreational noise as the greatest threat to the hearing health of teens and young adults . Some 1.1 billion people are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices (smartphones too)  and noisy venues such as sporting…

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