Long and repeated exposure to sound above 85 dBA can damage your hearing. Custom earplugs reduce the noise exposure level and the risk of hearing loss. Wearing hearing protection at all times when exposed to loud noise maximizes their effectiveness. If they are only worn part time, or if the protectors do not fit properly, the effectiveness is greatly reduced.
The earplugs you buy from a pharmacy may not be suitable for some people who have more sensitive hearing, small or large ear canals or any ear that has an unusual shape due to birth trauma or surgery. By contrast, a custom molded set will fit comfortably into your ears. Some of the benefits of custom earplugs include:
- Soft and comfortable
- Helps protect you from ear infections
- Helps prevent hearing loss and damage
- They last a long time
Your choice of custom earplugs can be influenced by several factors including noise level, environment, and comfort. Custom noise protectors yield the best results for reducing noise levels. Our hearing professional are trained to customize hearing protection for their clients. The process involves taking an impression of your ear to make a unique mold that fits your ear perfectly.
Contact your local HearCANADA clinic to request an appointment to get fitted for your custom earplugs.