Protecting Yourself From Hearing Loss With Audiologist Dr. Grace Sturdivant

January 18, 2023 By: Brian Grossman

Our hearing is one of our five finely tuned senses and arguably the most likely to be compromised by our lack of protection of it. This is particularly true for hunters and recreational shooters who often put their hearing in danger by pulling the trigger on firearms, even with lower calibers, without proper ear protection. High-intensity impulse sounds will permanently damage the inner workings of the ear, and people who shoot firearms are at a higher risk of noise-induced hearing loss than those who do not shoot. Sometimes damage can occur with just one shot taken without hearing protection.

In this episode, we’re joined by audiologist Dr. Grace Sturdivant who is the owner and founder of OtoPro Technologies to discuss the threat of hearing loss and what can be done to mitigate it by hunters and shooters. She explains the causes and effects of hearing loss and talks about the unique way her company can help clients save their hearing.

In this episode’s B-Team Report, Nick and The Doctor share stories about how a split-second decision cost one of them about $200, while the other ended up with a sore backside thanks to some help from Mother Nature. Next week is an Ask NDA Anything episode, so be sure to get your questions in to nick@deerassociation.com soon.

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About Brian Grossman:

Brian Grossman joined the NDA staff in August, 2015 as its Communications Manager. Brian is responsible for amplifying NDA’s educational message for hunters through social media, e-mail, the NDA website, and Quality Whitetails magazine. He has been a freelance writer, photographer, videographer and web designer since 2003. A trained wildlife biologist, Brian founded the Poor Boys Outdoors and Working Class Hunter web shows and associated media during his free time while working full time as a wildlife manager. He came to NDA from the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division, where he was a field operations supervisor, overseeing management of 15 Wildlife Management Areas. Brian currently lives in Thomaston, Georgia with his wife, Tina, and his two children, Dakota and Brooke.