Ear Molds & Plugs
Earmolds & Plugs
Earmolds and Earplugs provide protection from sudden or prolonged exposure to noise that can cause damage to your hearing.
Hearing loss from prolonged noise exposure is often detected too late. By the time it is diagnosed, the hearing loss is usually irreversible. By wearing custom earmolds and earplugs, you significantly reduce your risk of being affected by noise exposure.
Though over-the-counter earplugs offer some protection, custom earmolds and earplugs offer maximum protection and a comfortable fit that is designed specifically for your ears. Custom options obtained from a hearing professional offer more peace of mind that your ears have the best protection against hearing loss.
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. But the truth is, anyone subject to noise exposure may need to wear hearing protection to prevent long-term damage.
With repeat exposure, even some every-day noises or hobbies can pose a risk to your long-term hearing ability. Lawn mowers, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chainsaws, concerts, gunshots, and jet engines can all pose a significant risk over time!
Earmolds come in a variety of sizes, colors, and types. Some earmolds are solid, and some are soft and spongy. The most popular styles are full-shell and half-shell.
Full-shell earmolds are generally for high-level noise exposure, while half-shell are for mid-level noise exposure. The type of earmold your hearing professional recommends will depend on your individual needs.
Custom earmolds have a variety of uses, including for the proper fit of a doctor’s stethoscope, ear pieces for talk show hosts and race car drivers, and even can be used by law enforcement professionals! Since earmolds fit both the ear canal and the bowl of your outer ear, they can provide a comfortable and perfect fit for your specific needs!
Some earmolds come with a filtered attenuator, allowing for verbal communication while still protecting hearing. This feature is popular with musicians and others who work in noisy environments. These types of earmolds come in both electronic and non-electronic models. Earmolds are also popular for fitting over certain earbud headphones, under pilot headsets, and other specialty uses.
As the name implies, custom earmolds are made custom to fit the unique contour of your ear. If you can’t get a comfortable or secure fit with off-the-shelf products, custom earmolds may be for you!
Earplugs are hearing protection that are designed to be worn in the ear canal only. Some earplugs are solid, while others allow for more sound to pass through. Specialized earplugs are available for musicians and medical professionals who still want the ability to hear most of their surroundings while protecting their hearing.
Specialty earplugs can be custom fit for your ear canal and are typically more comfortable than non-custom earplugs. Custom earplugs can even be equipped with handles or detachable cords for ease of removal!
Whether you travel frequently and need a smart solution for flights or public transportation, or you are looking for the best solution to protect your ears from power tools, custom earplugs could be the best fit for you!
Earmolds and earplugs are not just for those who wish to protect themselves from high noise levels. Custom solutions are also available for other hobbies and activities, such as custom earplugs for swimmers, hunters, and skeet shooters. Customized pieces are also a great solution for when you are looking to get a great night’s sleep without interruption from noise!
Whatever your unique lifestyle, your hearing professional has custom solutions to fit your needs. Your hearing is important, and by protecting it today you can enjoy quality hearing throughout 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. Speak with your hearing specialist today about the right solution for you!