Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Sudden or prolonged exposure to noise can 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, airline 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, rock concerts, gun shots, and jet engines, to name a few.
Though store-bought earplugs offer some protection, custom earplugs offer maximum protection and 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.
Types of Custom Earplugs
- Noise plugs
Noise plugs come in a wide variety of sizes and types. The most popular styles are full shell and half shell. Full shell noise plugs are generally for high-level noise exposure, while half shells are for mid-level noise exposure. There are specific electronic plugs available for shooters.The type of noise plugs your hearing professional recommends will depend on your individual needs.
- Musician's plugs
These earplugs come with a filters of different degree of attenuation, allowing for verbal communication while still protecting hearing, which is popular with musicians.
Earmolds are also popular for fitting over certain earbud headphones, under pilot boom-mic headsets, and other specialty uses.
- Swim Plugs
These are designed to keep the water away from your ear canals to prevent swimmer's ears. They also prevent from water getting into your middle ear in case if there is a perforation of the ear drum.
- Other custom made devices
Musician's monitors, pilot's boom mic headsets, amplified stetoscopes, ect.
Custom earplugs come both with or without handles or detachable cords.
Your hearing is important. Protect it for today and for the future.
If you work in a high-noise environment, it's also important to have regular hearing evaluations to monitor your hearing closely.