Sudden, high-decibel or high-pitched, or prolonged exposure to noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of permanent hearing loss, which is often irreversible. Hearing protection is important for anyone who is regularly in a high-noise environment, including shooters, motorcyclists, airline pilots, musicians, construction workers, DJs, coaches and referees, and factory workers. The truth is that anyone who is subject to consistent noise exposure should wear hearing protection.
Those who are subject to loud noises should wear hearing protection. Noises that require protection include:
- Lawn mowers
- Truck or jet engines
- Chain saws
- Pneumatic tools
- Concerts or night clubs
- Gun shots
- Wood chippers
- Grinders or shredders
Commercial earplugs can offer some protection, but custom earmolds and earplugs offer maximum protection and a comfortable fit that is designed specially for your ears. Custom earplugs offer more security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection.
Custom Earplugs and Earmolds
Custom earplugs or earmolds are made to fit the unique contour of your ear for a more secure fit. If you cannot achieve a comfortable or secure fit with traditional earplugs, custom earplugs are a good option for you.
Some earplugs come with a filtered attenuator, allowing for verbal communication while still protecting hearing, which is popular with musicians and medical professionals. These types of earplugs come in both electronic and non-electronic models. Earmolds can also be made to fit over commercial earbuds to personalize your headphones, or for pilot boom-mic headsets, and for other industry-specific devices.
Earmolds and earplugs are not just for those who wish to protect themselves from high noise levels. Custom ear solutions are also available for other types of ear protection, such as custom earplugs for swimmers, or for those who cannot have water in the ears.
Whatever your unique lifestyle, your audiologist 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 one of our audiologists today about the right solution for you.