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Custom Hearing Protection

Custom Hearing Protection Solutions at Gaston Hearing in North Carolina

Microsonic Hearing Protection is Available as well as over the counter solutions for protection from noise

Why use Custom Hearing Protection

Hearing loss happens for many reasons, one of the most popular being exposure to loud noise. Custom hearing protection is an excellent defense against dangerous levels of noise and is recommended for any high noise activity, such as carpentry or gardening with power tools and lawnmowers. People who work in occupations with dangerous levels of sound, such as dentistry, hairstyling, factory work, airfield controller, etc. should consider custom-made solid earplugs to protect their hearing.

Repeated exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (the sound of a bulldozer) can cause permanent, irreparable hearing loss. To put it in perspective, hearing professionals consider exposure to loud music, either live or through headphones, to be particularly dangerous with sound intensity sometimes reaching 100 to 115 decibels (dB). While hearing loss is irreversible, that doesn’t mean it’s not preventable. Knowledge, hearing protection, and prevention can help keep your hearing healthy.

Custom-made hearing protection inserts are manufactured to fit individual ears, providing repeatable performance, consistent protection and increased comfort for longer periods of time. Available in a variety of medical-grade silicone and vinyl materials to reduce irritation of sensitive ears, custom products are designed for several years of reliable use.

Why use Custom Hearing Protection

  • Custom molded from medical-grade silicone, these plugs can be worn for extended periods of time without discomfort.
  • The custom mold helps ensure they stay in place and offer a secure fit.
  • They are designed to retain accurate frequency response, enabling you to hear the full range of sounds at a reduced volume.
  • They are vented to allow sound to pass both ways, which means the sound of your voice won’t reverberate inside of your ears like it does with most earplugs.
  • You get specific, measurable protection with precision-engineered filters that offer the most natural sound available, clear and unmuffled.
  • Several models offer replaceable sound filters so that you can select the level of sound protection you need for the situation with 10, 15, 17, 20, 26, or 27 dB sound reduction.
  • The custom-molded earplug’s silicone material lasts anywhere between three and five years, or sometimes longer. Long life results in low cost per individual per day.

Care and Maintenance of Custom Hearing Protection Products.

  • Custom hearing protectors should be cleaned of cerumen (ear wax) and dirt after each use.
  • Rubbing alcohol and harsh detergents can harden and yellow soft ear plug materials. Use a damp cloth for longer life.
  • Hearing protectors and sound plugs can be cleaned with a cloth dampened with water.
  • Sound or ear plugs with a non-removable filter should be wiped clean with a dry cloth.
    ER-9/15/25 musicians’ plugs are designed with a detachable attenuator button filter. Remove the button prior to cleaning with water or a damp cloth. Allow to dry before replacing the button.