Custom Earmolds & Earplugs
Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is regularly in a loud 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 to protect their long-term hearing.
The following noises are especially dangerous with repeat exposure:
- lawn mowers
- truck engines
- garbage trucks
- chain saws
- pneumatic drills
- musical concerts
- gun shots
- jet engines
Though over-the-counter ear plugs offer some protection, custom earmolds and earplugs offer maximum protection as well as a comfortable fit that is designed specifically for your ears.
Types of Custom Ear Molds
Earmolds come in a wide variety of sizes, colors and types. Some earmolds are solid, and some are soft or spongy. The most popular styles are full-shell and half-shell. Full-shell earmolds are generally for high-level noise exposure, while half-shells are for mid-level noise exposure. The type of earmold your hearing professional recommends will depend on your individual needs.
Some earmolds come with a filtered attenuator, allowing for verbal communication while still protecting hearing, which 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 boom-mic headsets and other specialty uses.
As the name implies, custom earmolds are made custom to fit the unique contour of your ear. If you cannot get a comfortable or secure fit with off-the-shelf earplugs, custom earmolds may be for you. They offer some of the best hearing protection available.
Swimmers’ ear is a common problem that can lead to infections, which increase the risk of hearing loss and accelerate regression in existing cases. Our hearing care professionals provide a host of personalized solutions to overcome those problems.
In addition to treating your unique hearing profile, you may need the support of devices built with your unique lifestyle in mind. Musicians, construction workers and other people that are regularly subjected to loud noise or difficult pitches will benefit greatly from our earplugs.
Specialty earplugs can be custom fit for your ear canal and are typically more comfortable than non-custom earplugs. Custom earplugs can be equipped with handles or detachable cords.
Earmolds For Phone Headsets
In addition to standard hearing aids and earmolds, you may wish to have products designed with specific daily tasks in mind. Using the telephone is one activity where you rely heavily on your hearing, and our earmolds for headsets are the ideal solution.
Using Bluetooth technology, earmolds for phone headsets are custom-made in multiple colors and sizes. They cancel out the surrounding noises while boosting the sound for added comfort and clarity.
To learn more about any of those devices or discuss further possibilities, give us a call on today.
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