The world is full of harsh noises: Construction. Lawn mowers. Fireworks. Vacuums. And repeated exposure can cause hearing loss.
Many individuals often don’t think about how delicate our ears are, but 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. Although this form of hearing loss is irreversible, custom hearing protection can prevent it from happening in the first place.
Hearing loss can creep up on you and that’s why at Sound Care Audiology we are strong advocates for preserving your healthy hearing and preventing hearing loss before it begins.
You don’t have to be exposed to noises that physically hurt for them to be damaging. A wide range of common sounds can lead to noise induced hearing loss, such as:
- Lawn mowers
- Chain saws
- City traffic
- Loud snorers
- Garbage trucks, and more.
What about ear plugs from the drug store?
Store-bought ear plugs can help to dampen some of the noise, but they are not designed to provide the level of protection that our delicate ear drums need.
Thankfully, custom made ear plugs and earmolds are an easy solution to noise prevention and are manufactured in a wide range of styles to fit your ears. These options work to create a secure and comfortable fit, thus protecting your ears from damaging sounds while allowing you to enjoy your favorite activities.
These custom-fit earmolds are also excellent for keeping the ear canal dry and healthy for all underwater activities as well as for reducing wind noise. Custom hearing protection is ideal for:
- Concert fans
- Industrial & construction personnel
- Sleep plug users
- Air traffic controllers
- Musicians (Musician In-ear Monitors or IEMs)
- Law enforcement
- Motorcyclists (for wind noise)
We find that patients who never thought about using ear protection before have now discovered a whole new way of keeping their hearing healthy after a visit to our office. Not only are these custom earmolds and ear plugs made from high quality materials, but they are incredibly comfortable and can even be fitted with attenuators so that you can enjoy music and communicate with others while still protecting your hearing.
Start protecting your ears today with our custom products and enjoy healthy hearing for the rest of your life. Contact our office today to learn more.