How to keep your ears safe when hunting

The Hunt for Hearing Protection: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Ears Safe

You have a passion for hunting and/or shooting, and we have a passion for hearing. Our two interests come together during National Protect Your Hearing Month, celebrated in October. To keep being a sharp shooter, you have to protect your hearing. Here’s what you need to know about your hearing and protection options as a hunter or shooter, as well as countless options for protection while maintaining your A-game.  

How Can Guns Cause Hearing Loss?

People who use guns are more likely to have hearing loss, tinnitus, or other hearing impairments than those who do not. Further increasing your risk — or that of bystanders — is the reverberation of a gunshot. Adding a recoil compensator or other modifications can make a firearm louder. The ear that is closest to the muzzle of the firearm can experience more hearing damage. The opposite ear is partially protected by

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Better Hearing in the New Year

New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Better Hearing

Your world is filled with sound — sounds you don’t want to miss, like your grandchild in the school play or a phone conversation with an old friend. This year, refresh your connection with the sounds of your world with these five simple tips for better hearing.

 

Schedule a Hearing Check.

It’s easy to make better hearing a family affair by scheduling hearing evaluations for the whole household. How often? At least once a year, just as you would for your eyes or teeth. Staying atop your hearing health helps catch any potential changes or problems early, which is important for overall wellness.

Tap Into Technology

Today’s technology can turn any alerting sound into a visual or vibratory cue, allowing doorbells, smoke alarms, and more to alert using flashing lights or vibrations. Smartphones can stream audio directly to hearing aids and may also caption videos or flash visual alerts …

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It’s the most fun-derful time of the year

Holiday Hearing Activities for the Whole Family

This time of year is about giving thanks, celebrating, and making memories. Create new traditions with these easy, fun, and festive activities focused on the different ways we communicate.

Give Thanks: Coloring-Book Tablecloth

From thoughtful gifts to kind gestures to sharing a meal, there are plenty of ways to show loved ones you care. This season, try this idea: a coloring-book tablecloth.

How to Do It:

Use large craft paper (we prefer white) and cover your table. Clip paper down with binder clips or tape that won’t leave a mark. Color in your own place setting, and then write nice things about the people on either side of you and/or what you’re thankful for.

Looking Ahead: Resolution Guessing Game

It’s time to start thinking about the New Year — not only what you want to do but what your loved ones want too. This New Year, try this idea: …

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Hear the Way You Want To. Live the Life You Want To.

The Dash Pro: Personalized, Wireless, Custom-Made Earphones

How would you like to own “The World’s First Custom-Made Wireless Ear Computer”? According to The Hearing Review, one of the newest products from Bragi and Starkey Hearing Technologies (two innovative technology giants) “features a unique, personalized experience.”

Powerful Sound. Custom Fit.

The partnership between smart headphones and hearables maker Bragi (from Munich, Germany) and Starkey Hearing Technologies (a global hearing technology company headquartered in Minnesota) creates groundbreaking technology aimed at changing how we think of headphones and other wearable, health-monitoring tech, as well as hearing aids.

A press release quoted Bragi founder Nikolaj Hviid as saying, “Starkey and Bragi have a shared vision that hearing aids and hearables can empower people to communicate and enhance their abilities… Bragi’s advanced integration of sensorics provides tremendous value to hearing aid consumers, while Starkey’s invaluable knowledge of advanced audio processing and psychoacoustics expands Bragi’s potential to enable people to utilize contextual computing …

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Better Hearing Can Help Your Career

5 Ways Better Hearing Can Help Your Career

More than 10 percent of full-time employees have a diagnosed hearing problem, and another 30 percent suspect they have a problem, but have not sought treatment, according to EPIC’s Listen Hear! survey.

And of those with a suspected hearing loss, nearly all report that this hearing loss impacts them on the job, with complaints ranging from stress due to misunderstanding what was said to pretending to hear well to having trouble over the phone.

A 2011 study by the Better Hearing Institute revealed that hearing loss can pose a significant barrier to productivity, performance, overall career success, lifetime earnings, and household earnings — in fact, it can lead to almost $30,000 in lost income every year. Luckily, treating hearing loss can make a hearing-related income loss negligible, and it can help in other ways that you might not have expected. Take a look at …

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