Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Sudden or prolonged exposure to noise may cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss from prolonged noise exposure is often detected too late, meaning the hearing loss is usually irreversible.
Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is regularly in a high-noise environment, including target shooters, motorcyclists, pilots, musicians, construction workers and factory workers. The truth is that anyone subject to noise exposure may need to wear hearing protection to protect their long-term hearing.
The following noises are especially dangerous with repeat exposure: lawn mowers, truck engines, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chain saws, pneumatic drills, musical concerts, gun shots and jet engines, to name a few.
Though over-the-counter earplugs offer some protection, custom earmolds and earplugs offer maximum protection as well as a comfortable fit that is designed specifically for your ears. They offer more security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection against hearing loss.
Earmolds are hearing protection that are designed to be worn in the canal only. Some earmolds are solid, while others allow for more sound to pass through. Specialized earmolds are available for musicians and medical professionals who still want the ability to hear most of their surroundings while protecting their hearing.
Specialty earmolds can be custom fit for your ear canal and are typically more comfortable than non-custom earmolds. Custom earmolds can be equipped with handles or detachable cords.
Earmolds are not just for those who wish to protect themselves from high noise levels. Custom solutions are also available for other hobbies and activities, such as custom earmolds for swimmers, hunters or to be worn while sleeping.
Whatever your unique lifestyle, your hearing professional has custom solutions to fit your needs. Your hearing is important. Take care to protect it for today and for the future. If you work in a high-noise environment, it's important to have regular hearing appointments to check for early indications of hearing loss. Speak with your hearing specialist today about the right solution for you.
Musicians have unique needs when it comes to hearing protection. They need to protect their hearing, but they also need to be able to hear their own music clearly, as well as hear other musicians' music and voices while performing. Custom-fitted musician's earplugs have filters designed to attenuate sound evenly across all frequencies, so music sounds natural, but their ears are protected from dangerously loud noise exposure. Impressions are taken of the ears by the audiologist and the type of filter is chosen based on the instrument they play.