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, 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 come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and types. Some earmolds are solid, and some are soft or spongy. As the name implies, custom earmolds are made custom to fit the unique contour of your ear. If you cannot get a comfortable or secure fit with off-the-shelf earplugs, custom earmolds may be for you. They offer some of the best hearing protection available.
Musician's plugs are custom ear plugs which allow musicians ) of all types (or avid concert goers) to protect their hearing while still being able to hear what going on around them. Earplugs made for this purpose come with interchangeable sound filters (your choice of 9 dB, 15 dB, and 25 dB). The amount of recommended attenuation will depend on what you will be using the plugs for.
Swim plugs are custom made earplugs with a watertight seal to keep water out for swimming and/or bathing. They are made from a special water safe and floatable material. They are perfect for those with ear tubes or chronic swimmer’s ear.
Sleep plugs are ideal for those who need to block out sound for sleeping, whether a shift worker, or need to reduce the sound of snoring. They are soft and comfortable, made fit snugly in the canal allowing for uninterrupted sleep!
Custom noise protection can be made for anyone who is constantly in noisy environments, whether occupational (e.g. construction workers, factory workers, etc.) or for personal use (hunting/shooting, using yard tools, using power tools, etc.), custom hearing protection can be made for you. The exact type of earmold made will be determined by our audiologist based on your specific needs. Earmolds can be made in different colors, including a combination or swirl of up to 3 colors!
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. Contact our office today to learn about the right solution for you.