Lincoln Hearing Clinic offers a full range of hearing loss prevention services and products – including occupational consulting for industry and other high-risk work environments.
Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and the risk and harmful effects of noise on hearing are often underestimated because the damage can take place so gradually.
When expose to excessive elevated noise, the delicate hair cells in the inner ear can be damaged. This damage often results in permanent, sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing of the ears).
Hazardous noise exposures can occur on the job, but common recreational activities – like riding motorcycles or target shooting – can also increase hearing loss risk.
Hearing loss prevention thus requires diligence and sensitivity to situations where hearing can be put at risk.
RECREATIONAL OR EVERYDAY RISKS | Beware of recreational sources of hazardous noise like firearms, firecrackers, power tools, music concerts, dance clubs, NASCAR, sporting events, motorcycles, motorboats, snowmobiles, powerboats, and 'boom cars'.
OCCUPATIONAL OR WORKPLACE RISKS | The risk for hearing loss due to exposure to noise is especially high among factory and heavy industry workers, transportation workers, military personnel, construction workers, miners, farmers, firefighters, police officers, musicians, and entertainment industry professionals.
NOISE PROTECTION PRODUCTS | Custom Ear Plugs and Moulds can help protect your hearing from the elevated noise in your daily environment. » Learn More
PERSONAL & FAMILY COUNSELLING | The Lincoln Hearing experts offer counselling and guidance on how to protect your hearing and that of your family. Talk to us to learn how you can manage the risks of your daily environment. » Learn More
OCCUPATIONAL & WORKPLACE CONSULTING | If you have employees in a loud environment including construction or industrial environments or even theatre, presentation centres, you should ensure that your jobsite has an effective program to adequately protect your hearing, meeting federal or state regulations. » Learn More
IMPORTANT: This list is not exhaustive – any sustained loud sound can cause hearing damage over time.