Pearls of Wisdom

Posts for tag: Hair Dryers

By Sabrina Marciante, AuD
May 04, 2017
Category: Hearing Protection

Protection is Important!


To your ears, that is.  Did you know that a sound as loud as a blow dryer or blender can cause hearing loss and damage to your ears?  Fun (or not so fun) fact for your Thursday.

Hair Dryers Cause Hearing Loss | Audiologist Austin,TX

Tips for protecting your hearing:

  • Wear hearing protection when around sounds louder than 85 dB for a long period of time.
    • There are different types of hearing protection such as foam earplugs, earmuffs and custom hearing protection devices.
    • 85dB is about the sound of your hair dryer, lawn mower, blender or vacuum cleaner!
  • Contact your local audiologist for custom hearing protection devices.
  • Turning down the volume when listening to the radio, the TV, MP3 player, or anything through earbuds and headphones. (Visit
  • Walking away from the noise.
  • And, other than hearing protection, do not put anything in your ear!


Contact your local audiologist for additional expertise on protecting your hearing and preventing noise induced hearing loss!


*Data provided by the American Academy of Audiology


Sabrina Marciante, AuD



Dr. Sabrina Marciante is the Clinical Manger of Hearing & Balance at the Hearing & Balance Center of Austin in Austin, TX and specializes in hearing  related disorders including tinnitus and hearing loss, neurophysiological disorders as well as dizziness/balance disorders.  Dr. Marciante is currently accepting new adult and pediatric audiology patients. The Hearing & Balance Center of Austin is the hearing and balance division of Great Hills ENT and serves the greater Austin area including the Arboretum, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Lago Vista, Jonestown, Steiner Ranch, Lakeway, Spicewood and Point Venture. We are proud to provide excellent care to our patients for general Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services, hearing loss, hearing aids, dizziness/vertigo and sleep disorders