Hockey game attendance would be exciting enough as this is the Vegas Golden Knights’ inaugural season. Add to the fact that they are currently the top of the Western Conference leaderboard, and you have a recipe for excitement!
As you attend our fabulous Golden Knights’ games, along with bringing your best noisemakers and group cheers, you should also be taking steps to protect your hearing. The T-Mobile Arena is a spectacular site and as it fills with excited event-goers, the noise can quickly add up.
If you aren’t sure what you need, you’re in luck. As your local hearing specialists, we have some advice on how to protect your hearing.
Decibel Levels At A Vegas Golden Knights Game
At a recent Vegas Golden Knights game, we wanted to check what the average decibel level was at the game. Some people may be surprised by the fact that the average decibel level was 102 dB, and it wasn’t even taken during a time when everyone was cheering!
Many people believe they will know when situations become dangerously loud but they have underestimated how good our hearing is at adapting to noisy circumstances.
Long-term exposure to noise starting at 85 dB can damage your hearing. At the levels you are going to encounter at a Vegas Golden Knights game and likely at other indoor sporting events, you are in danger of permanently damaging your hearing if you don’t take steps to counter it.
Ways To Protect Your Hearing At Sporting Events
There are a few simple precautions you can take to protect your hearing while enjoying a sporting event.
- Earplugs – You can pick up a pack of earplugs for a couple dollars before you attend a game and it can save you from expensive hearing damage. If you have season passes to a sporting event, it may be worth buying reusable earplugs which generally are better made than the disposable earplugs.
- Noise-canceling headphones – While this option is bulkier than earplugs, noise-canceling headphones offer greater protection for your hearing. So, while you block out the background noise, you can still enjoy every play.
- Hearing aid adjustment – If you already have hearing aids, it can be helpful to adjust the sound sensitivity of your hearing aids so you don’t become overwhelmed. If you need help adjusting them, feel free to make an appointment with us and we will be glad to help you.
- Take breaks – Usually, not every moment at a sporting event is action-packed. If you have the opportunity, try and take breaks away from the main game, grab a snack, and rest your ears.
Have Your Hearing Checked At Hearing Associates Of Las Vegas
To ensure that your hearing is in top shape, you should be sure to receive regular comprehensive hearing exams. The sooner any hearing damage is caught, the easier it will be to keep the rest of your remaining hearing intact.
To schedule a hearing exam or for any of our other excellent hearing-related services, be sure to contact us for an appointment!