WESTWOOD, Mass. (February 15, 2021) – It’s a new year. More than ever, this particular turning of the calendar holds the promise of better things and better times to come.
What are you resolving to do differently, better, or more often in the coming year? Will you put in more time on the shooting range? Catch up on the live music events you haven’t been able to attend? Tackle more big projects around the homestead? Reschedule the hunting trip that was canceled last year? Travel to visit friends and loved ones?
Whatever your exciting plans may be, fully enjoying them will require good hearing – both now and in the future. So, consider making 2021 the year you make a commitment to yourself and loved ones to start doing a better job at protecting your hearing.
Hearing loss is largely painless and happens over time as the delicate structures inside our ears are repeatedly injured by loud sounds. The damage is incremental, so most people don’t realize it’s taking place until it’s too late. While continued exposure to dangerous noise can cause hearing loss over time, impulse noises like those produced by a firearm can cause permanent damage instantly. The good news is that such injuries are largely preventable through the consistent use of appropriate and properly fitted hearing protection.