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A Race Towards Better Hearing


Hearing is an important part of life, and many motorsport fans do not follow common hearing protection practices. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that a person can listen to a constant sound, up to a 90 decibel (dB) for 8 hours straight without any hearing damage. At 115 dB, you can listen to a constant sound safely for only 15 minutes. One race car at full throttle is approximately 130 dB echoing off of aluminum grandstands. Ear plugs and ear muffs are the best solution to protecting your hearing while at the racetrack.

We strive to be a part of the Southern Minnesota/Northern Iowa community and we are pleased to announce that Hearing Associates is one of the official sponsors of Levi Nielsen Motorsports.

At only 24 years old, Levi Nielsen has become the I-35 Speedway Modified Track Champion for 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2015, Levi Nielsen Motorsports competed in a total of 24events, and even won in the transitional season.

At Hearing Associates, we have been providing excellent customer service and quality hearing aids to our patients since 1987. We are your hearing healthcare expert in Mason City, Northern Iowa, and Albert Lea, Minnesota. We offer our patients breakthrough hearing aid technology and exceptional audiology services, and we’re working to help our community break free from their hearing loss, one patient at a time.

As their race program expands, Levi Nielsen Motorsports is making the switch to USRA competition, and will compete at all USRA events at Mason City Speedway, as well as all Northern USMTS events.

2016 Schedule:

  • May 26 – United States Modified Touring Series plus Iron Man Challenge featuring Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods.
  • June 19 – FVP National Sprint League (410 Sprints) plus Holley USRA Stock Cars, Out-Pace USRA B-Mods, USRA Hobby Stocks and Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Tuners.
  • June 29-30 – Great American Stock Car Challenge.
  • July 8 – Craftsman World of Outlaws Late Models.
  • Aug. 14 – United States Modified Touring Series (Hunt for the Casey’s Cup).
  • Aug. 28 – Season Championship.
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Five Star Classic.

Is the noise keeping you away from the track? Stop down and visit the Nielsen pit crew for a FREE pair of Hearing Associates ear plugs at the next event!

At Hearing Associates, you can expect courteous service, thorough follow-up care, and a lasting commitment to your satisfaction at all of our locations. Schedule your appointment today!