Pittsburgh Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, Inc.

How Shooting Affects Your Hearing


We live in a noisy world. The World Health Organization has designated noise induced hearing loss a major health crisis in developed countries like the US. Regular exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can cause permanent damage to your hearing. As we head in to hunting season, it is important to think about how shooting affects hearing. The infographic below shows just how loud various firearms are and how effective various forms of hearing protection are at reducing your risk of permanent hearing loss.

If you are getting ready for hunting season, come talk to us about custom hearing protection, we can help!