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Earmolds and Earplugs (for hearing protection)

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. Anyone subject to noise exposure will benefit from wearing hearing protection to protect their ears and hearing.

Prolonged or Sudden exposure to noise can and will cause damage to your hearing. It is one of the leading causes of hearing loss and when detected too late, the hearing loss is usually irreversible.

Examples of exposure to noise include: lawn mowers, truck engines, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chain saws, pneumatic drills, rock concerts, gun shots, and jet engines.

Though store-bought earplugs offer some protection, custom earmolds and earplugs offer the best protection as well as a comfortable fit designed specifically for your ears. Custom earmolds can also provide you with confidence knowing that your ears have the best possible protection they can when exposed to noise.

Custom Earmolds

Earmolds come in a wide variety of sizes and types. Some earmolds are solid, and some are soft or spongy. The most popular styles are full and half shell. Full shell earmolds are generally for high-level noise exposure, and half shell are for mid-level noise exposure. The type of earmold you will benefit from the most will depend on your individual needs.

Some earmolds come with a filtered attenuator, allowing for verbal communication while still protecting hearing. This is a very popular choice with musicians. These types of earmolds come in electronic and     non-electronic models. Earmolds are also popular for fitting over certain earbud headphones, under pilot boom-mic headsets, and other specialty uses.

As the name implies, custom earmolds are made custom to fit the unique contour of your ear. If traditional earplugs are not providing you with the best fit or protection, custom earmolds may be a better option for you. 

Custom Earplugs

Earplugs are hearing protection that are usually for the canal only. Some earplugs are solid and others allow for more sound to pass through. Specialized earplugs are available for musicians and medical professionals who still want the ability to hear their surroundings while protecting their hearing.

Specialty earplugs can be custom fit for your ear canal and are usually more comfortable than traditional earplugs. Custom earplugs come with or without detachable cords.

Earmolds and earplugs are for those who want to protect their ears and hearing from high noise levels and they can also be for swimmers too.

Whatever your unique lifestyle, our audiologists have custom solutions to fit your needs. Your hearing is important. Protect it for today for your 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.