consultation with worcester ma audiologist
Restore Your Hearing Clarity Guaranteed With Invisible Hearing Aids!
102 Shore Dr, Worcester, MA 01605
Dr. Darrow Is The Only NeuroScientist In
America Practicing Audiology

The Hidden Dangers of Hunting

When a person thinks of the dangers associated with hunting, what often comes to mind are accidents with firearms or exposure to the elements. What isn’t always considered is how hunting can damage a person’s hearing.

Hunting and Hearing Loss

Most forms of hunting rely on firearms, and even though spending a weekend in the wilderness sounds quiet and relaxing, a single gunshot from a hunting rifle is enough to permanently damage your hearing. Even if you’re only taking a few shots every day during your trip with a smaller gun, the cumulative damage caused by those gunshots can take a serious toll on your hearing.

According to a 2000 study by the University of Wisconsin, men between the ages of 48 and 92 who are avid hunters are more likely than others in their age group to experience high-frequency hearing loss. That risk increases seven percent for every five years a person has been hunting.

The study also showed that as many as 95 percent of hunters fail to wear any hearing protection while hunting. A single gunshot from a hunting rifle can range from 140 to 190 decibels, dangerously high levels that are more than enough to cause permanent hearing loss.


Protect Your Hearing

Most target shooters wear products to protect themselves from hearing loss when they shoot recreationally, so why don’t hunters take the same precautions? It could be due to the frequency of shots being fired on a shooting range as opposed to a hunting trip.

The kind of sustained gunfire heard on a shooting range is much more harmful than the occasional single shot fired while hunting, so most hunters might not think twice about the one loud bang they will hear when they fire their gun once or twice a day over a weekend.

As we’ve already established, one gunshot is enough to permanently damage a person’s hearing, so hunters need to take precautions to protect their hearing. The most effective way to protect your hearing while hunting is to wear a protective device.

Hearing Protection Products

SoundGear has a number of hearing protection products that help reduce sounds above 95 decibels while allowing you to hear conversations and other natural sounds around you. This means that you can keep your ear protectors in your ears even when you aren’t shooting.

It’s also important to remember that your hearing can be damaged during a hunting trip even if you aren’t using a gun. You may not be the only one hunting in your area, so you could still suffer the effects of a loud gunshot even if you’re taking a break from hunting or firing a bow.

Most avid hunters take every precaution to ensure their safety while hunting, and that should include protecting their ears. Hearing loss is one of the biggest dangers of hunting, so don’t leave for your weekend trip without protection.

Award-Winning Worcester, MA, Audiologist Serving Worcester, Sturbridge, Leominster, Milford, Shrewsbury, Holden, Paxton, Sterling, Auburn & Leicester, MA
"The staff was very knowledgeable as well as professional. Assistance was provided in figuring out a payment plan that met my personal needs. I feel extremely comfortable that if any problems do arise with my hearing aids i will receive prompt attention from the Hearing and Balance center."- Judith M. best worcester sturbridge leominster ma audiologist
"Couldn't have asked for more. Really impressed with how everything went from the time I arrived until I left. Wasn't rushed and always felt they had my best interest in getting me the best to help with my hearing loss."- Gerry W. best worcester sturbridge leominster ma audiologist
"I heard Dr. Darrow talk about hearing aids on our local radio station. He had great news about new hearing aid technology. He was offering a hearing test and a free trial period using the new Oticon hearing aids. I took him up on his offer. I wasn't disappointed. There was a dramatic difference in the old hearing aids from the Veterans Administration, and the new ones from Dr. Darrow. I was sold on their product. Dr. Darrow and his office staff are true professionals on treating hearing loss."- Paul C. ...
"Kimberly was very caring and professional. She conducted an audiologic exam and recommended an ENT consult. She was very informative. The office staff were also extremely helpful. Would recommend this office!!"- Christine N. best worcester sturbridge leominster ma audiologist
hearing and balance center of new england reviews
dr darrow worcester ma audiologist reviews   hearing and balance center of new england google reviews   hearing and balance center of new england facebook reviews   hearing and balance center of new england yelp reviews
Dr. Darrow, Ph.D., is the only M.I.T. and Harvard Trained Neuroscientist in America practicing in the field of Audiology. Our Worcester MA audiologists provide 5-star-rated hearing care, including hearing aids, hearing loss treatment, invisible hearing aids, reducing the risk of dementia, improving cognitive function, restoring hearing clarity, tinnitus treatment for ringing in your ears, hearing protection devices, hearing tests and hearing assessments.
Come experience Hearing Brain Centers of New England! You will see for yourself that our Worcester, MA audiologists provide 5-star-rated hearing care in Worcester, Sturbridge, Leominster, Milford, Shrewsbury, Holden, Paxton, Sterling, Auburn and Leicester, MA.
We Serve ALL of the following areas and their surrounding areas...
© 2021 Hearing Brain Centers of New England
Worcester MA Audiologists | Sturbridge MA Audiologists
Designed by