Sudden or prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss from prolonged noise exposure is often detected too late, meaning the hearing loss is usually irreversible.
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. The truth is that anyone subject to noise exposure may need to wear hearing protection.
Though over-the-counter earplugs offer some protection, they are often worn incorrectly and the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) is compromised. Custom hearing protection can offer maximum protection as well as a comfortable fit that is designed specifically for your ears. They offer the security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection against hearing damage.
Earmolds come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and types. Some earmolds are solid, and some are soft or spongy. The type of earmold will depend on your individual needs. As the name implies, custom earmolds are made to fit the unique contour of your ear and ear canal.
Some earmolds come with a filtered attenuator, allowing for verbal communication while still protecting hearing, 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 boom-mic headsets, for sleeping, and many other uses.
Your hearing is important. Take care to protect it for today and for the future.