Remember, hearing protection helps prevent hearing loss. If you have any questions about what kinds of hearing protection to get, we’re here to help! Give us a call, and let’s see how we can work to ensure your hearing health is protected.
Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center offers a wide variety of generic and custom hearing protection options at very affordable prices. Believe it or not, hearing protection helps prevent hearing loss. That’s why we offer personalized comfort and protection in one! Make an appointment today to get fitted with custom hearing protection that can help you avoid hearing loss.
Recreational noise exposure to excessive noise are the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States. A single shot from a shotgun, experienced at close range, may permanently damage your hearing in an instant. Repeated exposures to loud machinery may, over an extended period of time, present serious risks to human hearing.
- 10 million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise.
- 30 million are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.
- The effects of noise on hearing are often underestimated because the damage takes place so gradually.
Ear Molds = Hearing Protection
These are used to prevent water from entering the ear. Such instances for use would be when there is a perforation of the eardrum (either naturally acquired or through surgery). Surgically placed ventilation tubes help to relieve middle ear fluid build-up. Originally designed for use while surface swimming or showering to prevent moisture from entering the ear canal, the AQ is also a superb sound attenuator. Available in a variety of colors and color combinations, with a Noise Reduction Rating of 27 dB.
These plugs are specially made to reduce sound by a given amount of decibels (dB). Typically, the reduction is either 9, 15, or 25 dB. The sound is reduced by a given amount across the auditory spectrum. This means that the quality of the music is not altered by the plug; only that the sound is reduced in amplitude. An ordinary earplug will reduce high notes more effectively than low-pitched notes. This will give the listener more of a bass sound, with little of the sharper qualities of the music.
Hearing Aid Molds
Hearing aid molds do break down and have to be replaced depending on use and normal wear and tear. Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center offers a wide variety of ear molds and swim molds.
These are custom plugs which fit the ear, and block out as much sound as possible. Uses include construction, noisy concerts, streets and light rails, and noisy neighbors.