To keep hearing healthy, it is recommended to avoid exposure to harmful noise. Harmful sounds can be found in any hobby, career or job. It is impossible to avoid all sources of harmful noise, but not impossible to be prepared. Brentwood Hearing Center provides a range of earmolds and earplugs based on patient needs. These small devices act as a necessary precaution to environments with harmful sounds.
Earmolds and earplugs
Earmolds and earplugs can be found in any profession or hobby where the noise is at an above average level. With industrial jobs, they are a requirement due to the machinery being used. In sports like swimming, they keep water out of both ears. Earmolds and earplugs have many real-world applications that depend on their immediate usage when needed. They can be throwaway accessories or fully featured devices that rival hearing aids. Even hearing aid users can benefit from having backup earmolds and earplugs. They’re the most cost-effective way to protect hearing when exposed to noise at dangerous levels.
Musicians earplugs and monitors
A musician’s ability to listen to music is protected with the use of musician’s earplugs and monitors. It protects their hearing while also protected the integrity of the music. The difference with musician’s earplugs is the way they filter sound. Instead of muting all of the important notes in music, it balances the sound out. Low, mid and high-frequency notes are heard clearly without damaging the ears. A good musicians earplug can reduce sound by up to 20 dB, with the effect of reducing occlusion. In-ear musician monitors (IEMs) are similar in their use and remain advantageous for performers. It is a multi-piece system that lets the performer hear the music the same way the audience does, in real time. As the current standard in the music industry, IEMs continue to introduce breakthrough noise filtering technology.
Custom earmolds and earplugs
Custom earmolds and earplugs are essential to get the most out of the features. Earplug personalization ensures that it is a comfortable fit, made specifically for the user. Custom variants can be soft or hard, with some earplugs not available without customization. The differences between generic and custom make a large impact and is a recommended step when available. Hearing aid users will usually be familiar with the process of custom earmolds, which takes a mold of the ear to make a compatible device. It is done during the fitting process so that the hearing aid remains comfortable during long periods of use. When the option to choose custom or generic is available, consider the benefits of going custom.