Zounds Westford Provides Free Hearing Exams for Littleton Fire Department

Zounds Hearing of Westford visited the Littleton Fire Department and provided free hearing exams for the fire department staff. During hearing exams the hearing specialist can sometimes recognize in the Audiogram if there has been a recent, but recoverable, loud noise exposure. During one examination, Hearing Specialist Dorothy Potts was able to do just that with a fireman who recently fired a gun. She provided him with free ear plugs to be used in conjunction with his existing ear protection to guard against permanent hearing loss. It was a good reminder that hearing loss due to noise exposure can be avoided or delayed with good hearing hygiene; wear hearing protection when exposed to loud or prolonged noises. It was a great experience for all.