Custom Hearing Protection
Why is Hearing Protection So Important?
Hearing loss can be caused by various factors, but exposure to loud noise, also known as noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), is one of the most common. Prolonged exposure to sound levels exceeding 85 decibels, such as the noise of a bulldozer idling, can lead to permanent hearing loss that cannot be repaired. It is worth noting that exposure to loud music, whether through headphones or at live concerts, is particularly hazardous, with sound intensity sometimes reaching 100 to 115 decibels (dB). This is where hearing protection comes into play, such as using earplugs.
Although hearing loss is irreversible, it is still preventable. Through knowledge, hearing protection, and preventative measures, it is possible to maintain healthy hearing and a happy life!
Custom Hearing Protection Products
For Riders, Rockers, Shooters, and Everyone in Between
NIHL can occur in various situations, such as concerts, recreational sports, work environments, and personal life. The type of hearing protection that is suitable for you depends on your lifestyle. Different types of hearing protection are available for various needs, including:
- enthusiasts of concerts and sporting events
- and people who listen to music through personal players.
Hearing Protection Designed For You
Custom hearing protection products are designed specifically to fit the unique shape and size of your ears, providing maximum comfort and effectiveness. At our practice, we offer a variety of custom products, including:
- Hearing aid earmolds: These are custom earmolds that are designed to fit your hearing aids securely and comfortably, helping to block out unwanted noise and feedback.
- Hunters & shooters electronic molds: These are custom earmolds that are designed for hunters and shooters, providing hearing protection while still allowing you to hear important sounds, such as game or range commands.
- Passive and active noise reduction earmolds: These are custom earmolds that are designed to provide varying degrees of noise reduction, depending on your needs.
- Pilot earmolds: These are custom earmolds that are designed for pilots, helping to reduce wind and engine noise in the cockpit.
- Swim molds: These are custom earmolds that are designed to keep water out of your ears while swimming or engaging in other water activities.
- Sleep molds: These are custom earmolds that are designed to be worn while sleeping, helping to block out snoring or other nighttime noises.
By choosing custom hearing protection products, you can ensure that you are getting the best possible fit and protection for your ears. Contact us today to learn more about our custom hearing protection options.
Custom vs. Generic Products
Compared to generic earplugs, custom-molded earplugs can provide a higher level of comfort and sound protection because they are specifically designed and molded to fit the unique shape and size of your ear canal. This ensures a secure fit and maximum effectiveness in reducing noise levels. Additionally, custom-molded earplugs can be made with various materials and filters to meet the specific needs and preferences of the wearer.
Benefits of custom protection:
Custom-molded earplugs are superior to generic earplugs in both comfort and sound protection. The personalized fit of the custom mold ensures a secure and comfortable fit. Unlike generic earplugs, they retain accurate frequency responses, allowing you to hear the full range of sounds at a reduced volume. The vented design permits sound to pass both ways, preventing the reverberation of your voice inside your ears. Precision-engineered filters offer specific, measurable protection, providing the most natural sound available, clear and unmuffled. These medical-grade silicone plugs are comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time.
Additionally, some models feature replaceable sound filters, allowing you to choose the level of sound protection you need for the situation, ranging from 10 dB to 27 dB sound reduction. Schedule an appointment with us to learn how our effective, comfortable hearing protection can protect your hearing while enhancing your auditory experience.