Sudden or prolonged exposure to noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss from prolonged noise exposure is often detected too late, meaning the hearing loss is usually irreversible. Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is regularly in a high-noise environment, including target shooters, motorcyclists, pilots, musicians, construction workers and factory workers. The truth is that anyone subject to noise exposure may need to wear hearing protection to protect their long-term hearing.
The following noises are especially dangerous with repeat exposure: lawn mowers, truck engines, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chain saws, pneumatic drills, musical concerts, gun shots and jet engines, to name a few. Though over-the-counter earplugs offer some protection, custom earmolds and earplugs offer maximum protection as well as a comfortable fit that is designed specifically for your ears. They offer more security in knowing that your ears have the best possible protection against hearing loss.
Additionally, swimmer’s ear and other sensitivity to water can really put a damper on enjoy the warm, summer months here in Fairbanks and when traveling to warmer areas! Over-the-counter wax swim protection may work for some ears, but we also offer custom protection that will keep water out of your ears as well!
Custom Hearing Protection
Hearing protection comes in a wide variety of sizes, colors and types. Some are solid, while others allow for more sound to pass through. Specialized earplugs are available for musicians and medical professionals who still want the ability to hear most of their surroundings while protecting their hearing.
Specialty earplugs can be custom fit for your ear canal and are typically more comfortable than non-custom earplugs. Custom earplugs can be equipped with handles or detachable cords as well for both removal and extra retention.
Custom Swim Earplugs
Custom earplugs are not just for those who wish to protect themselves from high noise levels. Custom solutions are also available for other hobbies and activities, such as swimming and while sleeping.
Swim earplugs are great for folks with frequent swimmer’s ear, sensitivity to temperatures, or for children and adults who have pressure equalizing tubes placed in their ear drums due to middle ear fluid and infection.
Whatever your unique lifestyle, our Audiologists can help you find solutions to fit your needs. Your hearing is important! Take care to protect it for today and for the future.