Protect Your Hearing for the 4th of July

Protect Your Family’s Hearing This Independence Day

3,2,1 — done! With our three best practices for hearing protection this holiday, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is snagging the best viewing spot.

There are so many things to think about during the 4th of July. Those burgers aren’t going to grill themselves, you remembered to set your chairs out early for this year’s parade, and the kids all have matching red, white, and blue outfits. To help you out, we’re going to make this easy yet essential to-do for you: Protect your family’s hearing this holiday.

What You Need to Know About Fireworks and Your Hearing

The amount of damage that fireworks cause to your hearing depends on:

The distance you are from them The intensity of their explosion How old you are

  The bangs and booms from fireworks can cause serious hearing damage, with sounds reaching 150 decibels (dB) …

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