Earmolds and Ear Plugs
Noise exposure (whether it be sudden, single event, or prolonged) can result in a permanent hearing loss. Prolonged exposure to loud noise is often late onset and when detected, the damage is irreversible. Hearing conservation is a crucial part of keeping our ears healthy. That is not to say you should disengage from your hobbies, rather, be smart about it and think of the long terms side-affects. Certain hobbies and careers for high risk of noise exposure include; target shooters, motorcyclists, airline pilots, musicians, construction workers and factory workers.
Protecting your ears from noise exposure can be handled with a store-bought earplug (foam/molded silicone). The store-bought option is certainly more economical however, less effective. Custom earplugs are designed specifically to fit your ear, offering maximum protection against harmful noise. The custom route are more secure and comfortable for daily and practical use.
What are my options with custom molds?
Earmolds can be ordered in a variety of textures, styles, and colors. Most popular earmolds are either full shell or half shell. Full shell earmolds are recommended for higher-levels of noise exposure. The type, texture, and color of earmolds are contingent on your personal needs and aesthetic preferences.
Musicians or those whom are avid concert goes may want to consider filtered attenuating earmolds. The filters come in various levels of attenuation, allowing you to maintain conversation while still protecting your hearing from harmful noise exposure.
If you’ve ever experienced ear-buds that just will not stay in your ear you might want to consider custom ear-bud headsets. They are designed to fit over your existing headset while customized to your ear.
If you’ve ever experienced sleep-depriving spouse snoring, you might also want to explore the custom earplug route. These earplugs are typically solid and canal only attenuating sounds in order to gain better sleep.
Whatever your unique lifestyle, we have a 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.