Helton Hearing Care | 406-586-0914

Serving Montana With 3 Great Locations

(406) 586-0914

“ Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and sense of well-being of our valued clients and their families by providing exceptional, reliable and ethical hearing healthcare while exceeding the client's expectations of satisfaction at every level.”

Hearing Protection

At Helton hearing Care, we offer a full range of custom hearing protection products such as musician plugs, swim plugs, sleep plugs, hearing protection for hunting and other recreational and occupational uses.

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.

Custom Earplugs

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 are available for target shooters, motorcyclists, airline pilots, musicians, construction workers and factory workers, swimmers and also sleep plugs.

Specialty earplugs can be custom fit for your ear canal, and are usually more comfortable than traditional earplugs. Custom earplugs come both with or without handles or detachable cords.

Whatever your unique lifestyle, your hearing professional has custom solutions to fit your needs. 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. Speak with your hearing specialist today about the right solution for you

Musician's Ear Plugs

Musician's ear plugs come in both custom and non-custom options. Ready-fit musician ear plugs can reduce sound levels by approximately 20 dB, enough to reduce harmful sound without distorting speech or music.

These type of ear plugs are deep in order to allow the earmold to seal within the bony portion of the ear canal. This deep fit reduces what is known as occlusion, a hollow or boomy sound in the musicians own voice that is sometimes experienced with lower quality ear plugs. These type of deep-fit earmolds are popular with musicians because of the quality of sound they allow them to hear while practicing and performing.

Musician's ear plugs are not just for musicians. They are also a popular hearing protection option for:

  • Sound crews
  • Recording engineers
  • Band teachers
  • Concert-goers
  • DJs
  • Airline personnel
  • Athletic coaches
  • NFL football players
  • Referees
  • Motorcyclists
  • Medical professionals
  • Construction workers
  • Industrial workers
  • Truck drivers
Hunting Ear Plugs

Hunting:

Hunting, shooting, and sudden noise. A filter instantaneously closes when damaging noise levels are reached. Allows essentially normal hearing at all other times.

Music Hearing Plugs

Music:

Ideal for performing musicians and concert-goers. Also great for flight attendants, bartenders, waiters, dental professionals. Allows wearer to hear sounds accurately but at reduced levels. Have 3 filter options: 9dB, 15dB or 25dB.

Swim Plugs

Swimming:

For swimming and showering – and they FLOAT! Also provide superb noise reduction.

Custom Ear Buds

iCustom:

For use with any bud/button style earphones.

DefendEar 1

DefendEar 1:

  • Amplification for situational awareness.
  • Noise attenuation when you pull the trigger.
DefendEar 2

DefendEar 2:

  • Game mode: Optimized for intermittent shots.
  • Clay mode: Optimized for continued shots.
DefendEar Hunter

DefendEar Hunter:

  • Normal mode: provides standard Digital 1 features.
  • Wind Reduction mode: Ideal for shooting in windy conditions.

Custom Fit

Both earplugs and IEMs can be custom made (using a mold) to fit your unique ear shape, usually by an audiologist.

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.

Speak with your audiologist about his or her experience in custom fitting clients with custom earplugs, musician's ear plugs and IEMs and about your options for high-quality occupational hearing protection.

Call today to schedule an appointment for your custom earplugs, musician's ear plugs and IEMs. (406) 586-0914.