Custom Hearing Protection

Custom hearing protection is available to protect against dangerous levels of noise.

One of the most common causes of hearing loss is loud noise. One-time or consistent exposure to loud noise can cause noise-induced hearing loss. This type of hearing loss can be highly prevented with one simple safety measure: wearing hearing protection. Though using generic earplugs can be helpful, investing in custom ear protection is a great way to provide your ears with maximum protection against loud noise.

At Eartone Hearing Aid Center, we provide custom hearing protection that offers maximum protection against loud noise, protecting your hearing health and wellness.
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Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss is a permanent type of hearing loss. A single exposure to noises like fireworks or gunshots as well as long-term exposure to noises of heavy machinery or even music played too loudly can cause hearing loss. Loud noise can damage the hair cells in the inner ear. These sensory cells convert incoming soundwaves into electrical signals that then get carried to the brain. This allows the brain to further analyze these signals and assign meaning to the sound we hear. Loud noise can cause these hair cells to lose sensitivity, dying over time. This prevents them from functioning effectively which produces a noise-induced hearing loss.
Millions of people are exposed to hazardous levels of noise that can damage hearing health:
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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 1 billion people globally are at high risk of developing noise-induced hearing loss. People, ages 12-35, are increasingly vulnerable to developing hearing loss as a result of loud noise exposure from personal audio devices (like one’s smartphone) and loud noise exposure in social settings.
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The Hearing Health Foundation estimates that 30 million people in the U.S. are exposed to noise levels in the workplace that are high enough to cause irreversible hearing loss.
An estimated 24% of hearing loss in the U.S. has been attributed to workplace exposure to loud noise according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
These statistics reveal that more and more people are exposed to dangerous levels of sound which can contribute to noise-induced hearing loss. This also highlights the importance of taking preventive measures.

At Eartone Hearing Aid Center, we provide custom hearing aid protection that can tremendously benefit your hearing health. Hearing protection is especially important for anyone who is regularly exposed to higher levels of noise which truthfully, is most people:
  • People who work in loud environments: musicians, construction workers, people who work in a factory, and pilots.
  • People who consistently participate in social activities that produce excessive noise: target shooting, going to concerts, attending games in a sports arena, etc.
  • People who regularly use loud appliances like lawnmowers, motorcycles, power tools, etc.
Wearing hearing protection can effectively reduce the amount and impact of loud noise you absorb. Though over-the-counter earplugs are helpful, custom hearing protection offers the most protection for your ears. It is also custom-fitted to your specific ear shape which ensures a comfortable fit. Options for protective wear we offer include:

Custom Earmolds

These are made to fit the contour of your ear and come in a few types, sizes, and colors. There are full-shell and half-shell custom earmolds that can be soft or solid. Full-shell earmolds are typically recommended for people who are exposed to higher levels of noise while half-shell earmolds are for lesser levels of noise exposure.

Custom earplugs

Earplugs are designed to be worn in the ear canal. They are custom made by taking molds of your ear canal which guarantee a perfect fit. Earplugs can also be specialized for musicians and others who still want to be able to hear their environment while also protecting their ears.
Custom hearing protection is a great way to protect your hearing health. Wearing hearing protection can prevent the development of noise-induced hearing loss while also preserving the health of your hearing. Getting customized hearing protection helps minimize hazardous noises while still allowing you to take in the sounds you want to hear. We use our expertise to recommend effective hearing protection for your lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about what your options are.

Hearing Protection Products to Choose From: