Protection Against Hearing Loss
A primary cause of hearing loss is prolonged (or sudden) exposure to loud noise through work or hobbies. Unfortunately, once you notice hearing issues, it’s sometimes too late to prevent hearing loss. So hearing protection is critical.
This is especially true if you’re routinely in a high-noise environment. El Dorado Hearing of Tucson offers several types of hearing protection for industrial workers, hobbyists, and around the home use.
People regularly exposed to commercial mowers, loud engines, motorcycles, chainsaws, pneumatic drills, jet engines, loud concerts, and gunshots will benefit from custom earplugs and molds for hearing protection.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late. Let El Dorado Hearing help you with hearing protection today.
At El Dorado Hearing in Tucson, we create custom earplugs for our clients that fit into your ear canal. These will be more comfortable and more effective than over-the-counter earplugs.
Custom earplugs reduce your exposure to undesirably loud sounds at concerts while working, doing chores, or sleeping. Many earplugs block all sound, while others allow some sound to pass through.
Custom earplugs come with or without handles or detachable cords. Our hearing specialists can help you find the most comfortable and effective custom earplugs for your lifestyle.
As a musician, you need custom earplugs mainly designed for mid to low-frequency protection. Musicians need to hear instruments and voices well, but you also need hearing protection from high decibels (dB). Designed to avoid muted speech and sound, custom earplugs for musicians allow sounds required for you to perform to come through.
You can purchase musician earplugs in custom and non-custom options. Many are tiny and discreet. The best earplugs reduce the sound by at least 20dB (or more) without distorting speech or music.
Musician earplugs aren’t only for musicians, though. They’re also excellent hearing protection for others in the music or concert business. Sound crews, recording engineers, band teachers, and disc jockeys are all exposed to high decibels.
Other people who may need earplugs that don’t muffle all sound are airline personnel, coaches, referees, motorcyclists, medical professionals, and construction workers.
Designed to fit the distinctive contour of your ears, custom earmolds work well if you’re having issues getting a comfortable or secure fit with standard earplugs. Custom earmolds might be the right choice for you as they provide the best ear protection available.
Earmolds come in various sizes and types. Some are spongy, and others are solid plastic or acrylic. Full shell and half shell are the most popular kinds Full shell earmolds are best for those exposed to high-level noise. Half-shell is for those exposed to mid-level noise.
Earmolds usually sit inside the ear canal, hidden from view. Sometimes, earmolds sit in the concha bowl and the ear canal. Because earmolds in the concha match the ear’s natural contours and skin tone, they’re discreet and hard to spot.
The type of earmold El Dorado Hearing of Tucson recommends depends on your lifestyle.
Popular with musicians, some earmolds come with a filtered attenuator, allowing for verbal communication while still protecting your hearing. These sorts of earmolds come in electronic and non-electronic models. Earmolds are also excellent for fitting over some earbuds, under pilot boom-mic headsets, and other specialty uses.
If you need a custom earmold, El Dorado Hearing will take an impression of your ear canal and outer ear using a quick-setting, silicone-like substance. We’ll send the impression to a specialty lab where it’s turned into a replica of your ear structures.
Whether you’re a musician or mechanic, your livelihood depends on good hearing. Contact one of our offices at El Dorado Hearing about an appointment so we can help you get back to better, safer hearing.