Listening to any sound at a high volume can cause permanent hearing loss, tinnitus or both. It's not just very loud, one-off noises, either; anything over 85dB (about as loud as someone shouting) can cause damage if you're subjected to it for long enough. That’s why hearing protection is so important.
Listening to loud music at festivals and gigs is a common cause of hearing loss. Noise-cancelling earplugs are perfect for protecting your ears from prolonged exposure.
It’s never too early for ear protection. Children are regularly exposed to loud noise. Even short, bursts at firework displays can damage their hearing. Look after your children's ears with a pair of ear defenders.
Check out our earplugs and ear defenders below.