With Mardi Gras around the corner, there are some considerations for hearing healthcare. Parades can get loud, and riding the floats is even louder!
There are varying levels of loudness that are acceptable without putting someone at risk for hearing damage. There are sound level meter apps available on most smart phones, and they can be relatively reliable.
Custom hearing protection (molded to fit your ears), generic ear plugs (like the foamie yellow ones), and ear muffs (that look like headphones) are all viable options for protecting your hearing depending on the noise level and your ear’s anatomy.
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