Custom-made earplugs offer a level of hearing protection unmatched by their one-size-fits-all counterparts. Everyone’s ears vary in size and shape; there is no way a plug made for everyone can provide the same level of protection as one that is made from a mold of your ear.
We offer a variety of custom earplugs designed specifically for different activities.
Swimmers (and those who frequently participate in water activities) are at risk for developing a painful, itchy ear infection known as swimmer’s ear. Exposure to cold water can also lead to a thickening of the bone and narrowing of the ear canals known as surfer’s ear.
Left untreated, both conditions could eventually cause hearing loss. The only way to prevent these conditions is to keep your ear dry. And the best way to do this? You guessed it – swimmer’s earplugs.
Swimmer’s plugs are made of a waterproof silicone that provides a tight seal to block the opening of the ear canal and keep out water. These plugs are great for:
People who need to keep their ears dry when showering or bathing
Guns pose a real risk to your hearing; a single gunshot can cause permanent and irreversible hearing loss. This is where hunter’s plugs come in. These specifically designed earplugs utilize acoustic filters that amplify ambient noise, allowing the user to hear his or her surroundings better.
Hunter’s plugs are recommended for hunters, law enforcement officers and gun enthusiasts alike.
Like hunters, musicians are susceptible to hearing loss because of their exposure to music, which is usually played at an unsafe decibel level. Musician’s earplugs are designed to limit the amount of damaging noise, while still allowing the wearer to hear clear and natural sounding music.
Regular earplugs cause distortion and muffled speech by reducing higher frequency sounds. High-fidelity Musician’s earplugs reduce all sounds evenly while maintaining quality, so that music and speech are as close to the original as possible.
Could an over-the-counter earplug do any of this? I don’t think so. Contact your Houston audiologist to get started today.