Super Sound Sunday

It's Super Bowl Sunday and it's going to be a very fun - and loud - day. The average volume at an NFL stadium is 95 decibels - that's like standing next to a jackhammer or a subway train! 


It's not just NFL stadiums that are incredibly loud. A group of audiologists for hearing solutions manufacturer Oticon tested noise levels during NFL playoffs at popular sports bars in several cities. Check out their findings:


Whether you have tickets to the game or are watching it at a bar, follow these tips to protect your hearing:

  • Use disposable ear plugs. Foam ear plugs are just a few dollars and can be found at any drugstore! 
  • Better yet, order and use custom ear plugs. These are molded to fit your ears and contain special filters so you can still enjoy conversation and music at the game. They will last for years and are an investment in your health.
  • Move away from loud speakers. 
  • Schedule breaks to the snack bar or walk around the stadium to give your ears a rest.
  • While it’s not uncommon for ears to ring for a short period after being in a noisy environment, if the ringing
    doesn’t go away after 3 or more days, contact us for a check-up.

Enjoy the game!



Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!