Keeping in the spirit of awareness, I wanted to give you some more information on keeping your ears protected! Remember, the more your introduce your ears to harmful sounds, the greater the chances are of hearing loss!
Hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds is painless, progressive and permanent. The good news is through protection and limiting your exposure to loud sound levels, you can prevent hearing damage.There are many different forms of ear protection. Read more below to find the right fit for you.
Foam Earplugs: This form of ear protection is disposable and expands to fit in your ear canal. Foam plugs will reduce all sounds to some extent, and are great for reducing higher pitched sounds. These earplugs are inexpensive and available at your local drugstore.
Pre-Molded Earplugs: Made from plastic, silicone or rubber, these reusable earplugs are used for more evenly reduced sounds. They are also created for work environments that are dirty or dusty because there is no need to mold them with your hands. These earplugs are available in multiple sizes to accommodate all ear canal sizes. When inserted properly they should fit in a way that completely seals the ear canal. Pre-molded plugs are inexpensive and available over the counter.
Custom-Molded Earplugs: These earplugs are created to fit the individual shape of your ear canal. Custom molds are extremely comfortable, and reduce the sound equally across high and low spectrums, making this earplug ideal for musicians and concertgoers. You may have custom-molded earplugs ordered by scheduling an appointment at one of our offices.
Earmuffs: This type of ear protection creates an acoustic seal around the outer ear through a solid shell. Earmuffs are perfect for people who use ear protection often. A downfall to this type of protection can be the heaviness and bulkiness. Earmuffs may be purchased online or in a sporting good stores.
Learn more about protecting your hearing health here!