Tag Archives: hearing

Shooter’s ear: Hearing loss caused by gunfire

When used correctly, firearms provide security, livelihood, and recreation for millions of Americans. The National Rifle Association boasts more than five million members and according to the National Shooting Federation, 20 million people spend $ 16.9 billion annually on target shooting, a sport which supports more than 329,000 jobs. Always wear ear protection whenshooting a… Read More »

Can exercise cause hearing loss or tinnitus?

There is no denying that exercise is beneficial to the body and mind. But if a bustling gym is your favorite place to work out, be careful — heavy exertion paired with loud music can lead to hearing loss or tinnitus.  Weightlifting and hearing damage Holding your breath and straining whilelifting weights can damage your inner ears.Loud music and… Read More »