If you...

  • Work in a loud environment
  • Use power tools
  • Listen to a personal music device
  • Ride a motorcycle, snowmobile or an all terrain vehicle

If you are a...

  • Hunter
  • Musician or music director
  • Fan of concerts or large sports venues

You should know...

  • If you need to raise your voice so that a person within arm's reach can hear you, background noise can result in a threat to your hearing.
  • It's not just the loudness of sound that can harm hearing, it is also the duration of the sound.
  • You can discover both the decibel (loudness) level of everyday sounds and a safe duration for exposure to those sounds in our "How Loud is too loud?" poster.
  • Special earplugs for musicians can provide protection for hearing while maintaining the frequency balance of music.
  • HawkEars are sold at our training clinic and at the Stead Family Children's Hospital. These earmuffs show the world you support the Hawkeyes AND hearing conservation.
  • We have easy-to-follow instructions for reducing the max volume on your iPhone.
  • Special earmuffs for hunters allow you to hear sounds in your environment and only block out sound when a loud noise (such as a gunshot) is present.
  • Earplugs are an inexpensive and comfortable way to protect your hearing during daily household chores, such as vacuuming and mowing the lawn. There are many styles and materials available.
  • Our audiology clinicians can provide consultations, screenings, evaluations and hearing protection device fittings for a variety of needs. (Musicians, hunters, concert goers, sports enthusiasts, farmers)
  • Research findings and tips are available for those with hearing loss who wish to optimize their music-listening enjoyment.