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Discover the Benefits of Custom Hearing Protection

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Your hearing plays an important role in your overall health and well-being. You need your hearing to communicate with your family, friends, coworkers, and to simply interact with the world around you. It’s important to protect your hearing in order to be proactive against any noise-induced hearing losses, ensuring you continue to hear the sounds you love for a long time.

What is Custom Hearing Protection?

Custom-made hearing protection are forms of earplugs, inserts, or headphones that are manufactured to fit your individual ear shape, providing consistent and reliable protection against loud sounds. Custom-fit earplugs and earmolds are created from the exact size and shape of your ear, providing you with a perfect, comfortable fit. Many custom earplugs are made from a durable, comfortable silicone material that will last from 4-5 years.

When Should You Wear Hearing Protection?

In order to keep your ears safe from any sound damage or noise-induced hearing loss, it is crucial to wear hearing protection whenever you are exposed to noise that exceeds 85 decibels. When sound reaches a level that is higher than 85 decibels, it can become dangerous to your hearing. Some sounds that are over that threshold include power tools, lawn mowers, live music, shotguns, and fireworks.

Protecting your ears from loud sounds is crucial to the longevity of your hearing. Custom hearing protection is a great option for those who want to enjoy their favorite activities, or for those who work in noisy environments, while still preserving their hearing ability.

Custom hearing protection isn’t only for loud noise. Hearing specialists can create the following types of earplugs for individuals:

  • Swim plugs
  • Sleep plugs
  • Musician’s plugs
  • Shooter plugs

Protecting your ears from loud sounds and bacteria is incredibly important. If you are an active swimmer or if you suffer from chronic ear infections, swim plugs will keep water out of your ears, keeping them healthy and clean. Sleep plugs are also a great option for those who live in a noisy environment or who have a hard time falling asleep at night. Musician’s plugs and shooter plugs are both designed to protect against loud noise while still allowing the wearer to hear the sounds they need to hear.

No matter what you need earplugs for, custom hearing protection is a great option to ensure your hearing is safe and healthy.

A hearing specialist will be able to make a mold of your exact ear shape so you can enjoy a secure and comfortable fitting ear plug that will protect your hearing. Find your local hearing specialist today and make an appointment for custom hearing protection.

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Sometimes, hearing loss happens so gradually that it can be difficult to notice at first. However, there are some common signs that indicate you may have hearing loss. Want some answers now? Take this short survey to determine if it's time for you to make a hearing appointment.

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