Exposure to excessive noise — not age — is the leading cause of hearing loss, and continued exposure can worsen preexisting hearing problems. Even more troubling is the fact that noise-induced hearing loss, once acquired, is both permanent and irreversible.
The good news, however, is that noise-induced hearing loss is 100 percent preventable by turning down the volume of what you’re listening to or by wearing ear protection. Hearing damage occurs because of prolonged exposure to loud noise. At 85 decibels (dB), you can listen safely for eight hours without hearing protection, but for each 3-dB increase in sound level, safe exposure time is cut in half. Average sound levels for concerts tend to be around 100 dB, meaning it’s safe to listen to them without protection for only about 15 minutes.
Our custom-molded earplugs offer a degree of comfort and sound protection that you will not find in any standard, generic earplugs. In addition to their superior fit, our custom earplugs are designed to retain accurate frequency responses, meaning you’ll hear the full range of sounds at a safer, reduced volume.
Our earplugs offer a fit that is unique to your ears, and they’re vented to allow sound to pass both ways. The sound of your voice won’t boom inside your ears, as is common with some lower-grade earplugs. You get specific, measurable protection with precision-engineered filters that offer the most natural sound available — and a level of clarity that enhances your listening pleasure.
Custom molded from medical-grade silicone, these plugs can be worn for extended periods of time without discomfort. Several models offer replaceable sound filters so you can select the level of sound protection you need for your specific situation: decibel-reduction levels of 10, 15, 17, 20, 26, or 27 dB are all available.
Learn more about noise-induced hearing loss here. Or, better still, make an appointment with us to learn how our comfortable, effective hearing protection can not only help safeguard your hearing, but also enhance your auditory experience.