Earmolds & Earplugs
While hearing loss is one of the more common health issues affecting Americans today, it is an issue that can often be prevented. Wearing earmolds and earplugs, especially while exposed to dangerously loud noises for extended periods of time, can help prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
How loud is too loud?
Noise that is louder than 85 decibels (dB) is considered too loud. A typical conversation occurs at 60dB, which is not loud enough to cause damage. A bulldozer that sits idling can cause permanent damage after a full workday of eight hours. Listening to music through earbuds or headphones can reach between 100-140dB, which is loud enough to cause permanent damage after 15 minutes.
Earmolds and earplugs for protection
People who are regularly in noisy environments can protect themselves from noise-induced hearing loss by wearing earmolds or earplugs. Over-the-counter earplugs are available and offer an inexpensive and disposable protection solution for one-off occasions.
For individuals in need of a more permanent hearing loss protection, House of Hearing provides custom-made earmolds and earplugs. Our audiologist is specially trained to create custom-made earmolds and earplugs for all individuals, whatever their need. We work with individuals of all types, including:
- Concert enthusiasts
Musicians: Why protecting your hearing is so important
Musicians, in particular, need to heed extra attention to their hearing. Without their hearing, musicians are unable to pursue their passion. The hearing protection market has responded beautifully to musicians’ particular need to protect their hearing while still being able to hear the different tones and sounds around them. The special, custom-made earmolds provided by House of Hearing enable musicians and singers to respond to sounds around them without causing damage to their most valuable assets: their ears.
Using earmolds in conjunction with monitors enable musicians to take better control of their hearing protection. The audiologist at House of Hearing can better educate musicians to better protect their hearing today and for the future.