Why Custom Ear Protection is Better
As baby boomers age, there is increased awareness of hearing impairment, but relatively few people consider custom ear protection. The result is that, while there is more awareness and more use of general ear protection, like ear muffs and plugs, many of us miss out on the added protection and convenience that comes from custom ear protection.
The type of custom ear protection you can use depends on certain factors, including the type of hearing aid you use, your living/working environment or your profession.
Types Of Custom Ear Protection
Custom Ear Molds – Used with Behind-the-Ear hearing aids, custom ear molds rest in your ear and deliver amplified sound that comes from the hearing instrument, which rests behind your ear.
Swimmer’s Ear Plugs/Floatable Swim Plugs – Reduces swimmer ear and other ear problems caused by excess water in the ear by sealing the ear canal to prevent water from entering.
Custom Noise Plugs – Reduce harmful noise, while still allowing you to hear, in a variety of situations.
Musicians’ Attenuator Ear Plugs – Attenuates (reduces) all sounds equally across all frequencies by the decibel rating of the plug. For example, a musician’s ear plug rated at ER-15 is acoustically tunes to reduce all sounds the wearer hears by 15 dB.
Custom Sleep Plugs – Low-profile sleep plugs that allow you to comfortably lie on your side while the plug is in place.
How To Get Custom Ear Protection
The best way to find out how you can use custom ear protection is to consult a hearing healthcare professional.
The certified hearing experts at Bravo Hearing Centre can help you learn more about different custom ear protection devices and choose the right one for you. Then they will make sure you get ear protection with a perfect fit.
“Every Bravo custom ear mold comes with a 3 month remake policy so you can be sure your protective devices will fit properly and feel comfortable.”
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