Protect Your Hearing on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and you know what that means! Fireworks! The Fourth of July is a day for celebration and community, and nearly every celebration ends with the tradition of watching a magnificent display of fireworks.

Where did the tradition of fireworks on the Fourth of July come from?

Reportedly, on July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence were held in Independence Square (in Philadelphia). A year later, Philadelphia recognized Independence Day including fireworks, bonfires, and bells in their celebrations. The tradition continued to spread to other areas and the custom of having a firework display on the Fourth of July continues today!

Fireworks are a special part of our country’s history, but it’s important to protect your hearing from these exuberant explosions!

Fireworks often exceed 150 decibels (though they aren’t as loud when heard from the ground). The sound output from fireworks can lead to hearing damage. In fact, exposure to loud sounds, including the loud bang that accompanies fireworks, can lead to things like tinnitus (ringing in your ears), temporary threshold shift (a slight and temporary decrease in hearing), or permanent hearing loss. 

Protecting your ears from the loud sounds that accompany fireworks is important, and Lucid Hearing has your back (and your ears)!

Lucid Hearing’s custom ear plugs are an ideal solution for high quality, long lasting, comfortable hearing protection. Lucid Hearing designs these ear plugs to precisely fit the unique contours of your ears. Ear plugs are available in a wide range of colors and are handcrafted by master technicians. They are durable and have a long life with proper care. These earplugs come in a variety of forms, with options for discrete handles and cords. Ear plugs are guaranteed for comfort, fit, and feedback for 90 days. Check them out here.

Enjoy your Fourth of July and remember to celebrate in style and safety with custom ear plugs from Lucid Hearing!