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People with active lifestyles that include running, swimming, and hitting a golf ball or tennis ball may want to know if there are hearing instruments that they can wear while in the water or on the court, field, or course. The answer is “yes.” Consumers need only inquire about the International Protection Rating (IPR) of any instrument in which they have interest. On the basis of documented testing, a hearing instrument gets an “IP” rating with two numbers. The first of these numbers, which ranges between 1 and 6, gives an indication of the instrument’s ability to withstand dust and debris. The second number, which ranges between 1 and 8, shows the instrument’s ability to withstand moisture.

P.S. All hearing instruments with IP67 and IP68 ratings are considered “dustproof,” while an IP67 instrument is also “water resistant,” and an IP68 instrument is also “waterproof.”

At EAR & HEARING CLINIC, one of our most important jobs is keeping up-to-date on the latest technological advances in hearing instruments. If it has been determined that a hearing aid will be of benefit to you, let us help in the selection of the one that is right for your hearing loss and your lifestyle. We carry a full range of hearing aids to ensure the most appropriate match between hearing aid and wearer. Our testing equipment is state-of-the-art, and we welcome you and everyone in your family to come see us for an evaluation. We fit hearing devices for the whole family, including infants. We have three convenient locations. Call for an appointment.


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Book your appointment online, by calling 1-833-669-4425 for more appointment options and availability or by texting 226-220-7982

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