Sudden or prolonged exposure to 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, airline 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, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chain saws, pneumatic drills, rock concerts, gun shots, and jet engines, to name a few.
Though store-bought earplugs offer some protection, custom earplugs offer maximum protection and a comfortable fit that is designed specifically for your ears. They offer more security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection against hearing loss.
Earplugs are hearing protection that are usually for the canal only. Some earplugs are solid, while others allow for more sound to pass through. At Helton Hearing Care, specialized earplugs, including digital electronic hearing protection are available for target shooters, construction workers and factory workers.
Specialty earplugs can be custom fit for your ear canal and are usually more comfortable than traditional earplugs. Your hearing is important. Take care to protect it for today and for the future. If you work in a high-noise environment, it’s important to have regular hearing appointments to check for early indications of hearing loss.
Custom hearing protection devices can be custom made (using a mold) to fit your unique ear shape, usually by our doctors of audiology.
The ear impression that is used to make the molds is the most important part of the process in getting a good custom fit. The quality of the ear impression material and technique directly impacts the sound quality, sound isolation, and comfort that is achieved with the earmold.
Because this part of the process is so crucial, it’s important that you see someone who is experienced and trained in making impressions for high-quality earplugs. Most audiologists are trained in this process and know the importance of a good fit.
Call today to schedule an appointment for your custom hearing protection devices and speak with our doctors of audiology about your options for high-quality occupational hearing protection. (406) 586-0914.