A dream gift for many Canadians is a new set of titanium golf clubs. Put a set of Callaway or TaylorMade clubs beneath the tree this Christmas and you'll be sure to put a smile on the face of your loved one.
Surprisingly, though, golf can be hazardous to your hearing. That's because of the excessively loud "pings" produced by the new titanium drivers that are popular with golfers. Over time, listening to those pings can lead to hearing loss.
For that reason, golf clubs make it onto Connect Hearing's list of the Top 5 Earplug-Worthy Gifts for the holiday season.
"Golf is a contact sport," says our Director of Professional Practice, MJ DeSousa. "Research has shown that when golfers connect with the ball off the tee, it can make a sound that's similar to a sonic boom. For that reason, we recommend always carrying earplugs when hitting the course."
You can actually hear for yourself in this video:
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