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Summer Hearing Care

21 May 2024

Good weather brings fun under the sun, but also challenges for our hearing health. From live music to pool activities and colorful, loud fireworks, it is essential to take preventive measures to protect our ears. Below, we offer you some guidelines on how to care for your ears in the summer and how audiology professionals can efficiently manage any hearing incidents with the help of Audyum.

Common Hearing Risks in Summer

Exposure to Loud Noises: Summer concerts, sports tournaments, festivals, and fireworks can expose people to noise levels far exceeding the 85 decibels (dB) safety threshold recommended by hearing health experts. Prolonged or repeated exposure to these levels can result in tinnitus or permanent hearing loss.

Aquatic Activities: Swimming is an essential summer activity, but water trapped in the ears can become a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to infections such as external otitis. This condition is painful and can temporarily complicate hearing.

Air Travel: Pressure changes in airplanes during takeoff and landing can cause what is known as barotrauma, affecting the comfort and hearing of the traveler.

Preventive Tips for Hearing Health

Use of Hearing Protection: For noisy activities, it is crucial to use hearing protectors, such as earplugs or noise-canceling headphones. These devices can significantly reduce noise exposure and prevent damage.

Care After Swimming: It is important to dry your ears carefully after swimming and, if necessary, use preventive ear drops recommended by a specialist to avoid infections.

Precautions in Flights: Using earplugs designed to balance pressure can help minimize barotrauma and make the journey more comfortable.

For Hearing Aid Users: It is important to use protective covers, avoid direct exposure to water, control the volume, protect from high temperatures, and carry an emergency kit with extra batteries and cleaning materials.

How Can Audyum Help?

When preventive tips are not enough and hearing problems occur, it is vital to go to the medical center or your trusted clinic. In these cases, our application offers an agile solution for audiologists and clinics, facilitating the management of incidents that may occur during the summer. Moreover, the patient record in Audyum is completely customizable, which allows audiology professionals to register any accident or problem in detail and subsequently access this crucial information instantly.

Summer should be synonymous with fun, not worry. By taking the right measures and having the right tools, both individuals and professionals can ensure that hearing risks do not spoil the season. Contact us today to learn more about how Audyum can support the management of your patients’ hearing health. Schedule your free demonstration and prepare for a safe summer.