Driving with the top down. Blow dryers. Jazz concerts. City traffic. Fireworks. They’re all loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss. It’s a noisy world we live in and selecting the most effective form of hearing protection is a choice you’ll never regret.
It’s estimated that over 15% of Americans experience Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), a preventable form of hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noise. Unfortunately this form of hearing loss is irreversible, but custom hearing protection can prevent it from starting in the first place. These custom-fit earmolds are also excellent for keeping the ear canal dry and healthy for all underwater activities.
If you are frequently exposed to loud sounds, custom hearing protection is invaluable for preserving your ability to hear well. The following noises are especially dangerous with repeat exposure: lawn mowers, truck engines, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chain saws, power tools, rock concerts, gunshots, and jet engines, to name a few. While store-bought ear plugs do offer a small degree of noise–dampening, custom earmolds and ear plugs provide significantly more hearing protection by fitting into your ear canal perfectly.
At Area Hearing and Speech Clinic we know how hard it can be to live with hearing loss, which is why we’re strong advocates for preventing hearing loss from happening at all. We offer a full line-up of custom hearing protection solutions to preserve your hearing and offer all-day comfort. These are ideal for:
- Air traffic controllers
- Musicians (Musician In-ear Monitors or IEMs)
- Concert fans
- Industrial & Construction personnel
- Sleep plug users
- Law Enforcement
As the name implies, custom earmolds and ear plugs are made custom to fit the unique contour of your ear canal. If you have trouble getting a comfortable or secure fit with traditional earmolds or ear plugs, custom hearing protection may be for you. They offer the best hearing protection available. Earmolds come in a variety of materials and can be equipped with a fitted attenuator, enabling easy verbal communication while still protecting your hearing from harmful sounds. These types of earmolds tend to be popular with musicians, along with the in-ear-monitors (IEM) we offer.